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UBC TV ignores UCC, hosts Tamale


Mirundi on UBC TV this morning

Government-owned Uganda Broadcasting Corporation [UBC TV] has defied a directive by Uganda Communications Commission and hosted Tamale Mirundi.

The senior presidential advisor on media was banned from appearing on radio and television programmes accusing him of using profane language.

UCC said it had received a complaint on the content in radios where Mirundi usually appears as a guest speaker upon which it initiated investigations into the said complaints.

Eng Godfrey Mutabazi, the UCC Executive Director, on Monday quoted section 29 of the Uganda communications act, 2013, directing media houses to stop running programmes featuring the president’s dog.

On Tuesday, NBS TV hosted Mirundi on their NBS TV Extra programme.

Reports even indicated that UCC had put off air Star FM, a Kampala based radio for hosting Mirundi on Tuesday.

On Friday morning, the government broadcaster UBC TV joined the league and hosted Mirundi its political program “Good Morning Uganda”.

As we have learnt, Mirundi will be appearing on the same programme for a couple of months from now onwards.

In his first appearance, Mirundi launched a scathing attack on Democratic Party President, Norbert Mao, who is in the news following a failed nomination bid for Gulu Municipality seat.

Mao was blocked for lacking a national identity card.

Electoral Commission boss, Badru Kiggundu, said Mao did not register for either a voter’s card or national identity card and could not be considered as a voter or allowed to take part in elective processes.

Mirundi compared Mao’s predicament to a man who goes to the toilet without a toilet paper.

The outspoken president’s dog also criticised Kitgum Woman MP, Beatrice Anywar [FDC] and Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Nambooze [DP] who keep double-dealing their parties with Go Forward’s Amama Mbabazi.

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