Uganda Communications Commission [UCC] once again is on Tamale Mirundi’s case, this time they have directed media houses to cease broadcasting his programmes over “profane language”.
In July, UCC wrote to city radios that host Senior Presidential Advisor on Media, Tamale Mirundi, demanding the content of all programmes in which he appears.
This came after Mirundi had just exposed “thievery” at State House led by Brig Proscovia Nalweyiso and Maj Edith Nakalema.
His refusal to join a plot that fleeced President Yoweri Museveni Shs4bn social media money, later cost Tamale his job as presidential press secretary.
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, quoted section 29 of the Uganda communications act, 2013, directing the radios to submit recordings of the programmes aired during the month of July 2015 to him without delay.
Investigations complete, programmes banned
According to another letter sent to media houses on Monday, Mutabazi said his investigations found the language used by Tamale was “profane and abusive”.
“The language used doesn’t deserve to be on the airwaves,” the letter reads in parts.
“The commission therefore directs you to stop broadcasting such programs with immediate effect.”
Mutabazi threatened to cancel or revoke licenses of media houses that don’t comply and continue hosting Mirundi.