Uganda gov’t targets radio stations in age limit crackdown

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

BY Tom Mugisha, tom.mugisha@alleastafrica.com

KAMPALA– The Ugandan Communications Commission (UCC) has closed a radio station that was broadcasting a live debate by a district council calling for a resolution against proposed amendment of the constitution to lift the 75-age cap on presidency.

Radio Kitara in Masindi, western Uganda was switched off on Tuesday. According to the radio’s programmes director, Annet Najemba, they have not received any written communications as to why the station was switched off.

She said they had received a call from a one Medi Kagwa, who claimed to be a UCC official telling her that the radio was switched off over some technical issues.

Ms Najemba said the switching off of the radio station without prior notice has greatly affected their listeners and advertisers.

 “We may not rely on the council meeting because we need prior preparation, our earlier preparation has been affected by UCC,” Najemba said.

Two other radio stations; Pearl FM and  Kanungu Broadcasting Services were temporarily switched off for allegedly running programmes seen to be against the plan to remove the presidential age cap.

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  1. Subject: “Uganda gov’t targets radio stations in age limit crackdown”, BY Tom Mugisha,Oct 25, 2017

    Commentary, 25 Oct 2017
    It is not a surprise any more for institutions in Africa to be closed at the whims of African Dictators.
    In the above case, it was just a call; and the station is ‘dead’.
    It is an order by a ruthless, cruel, and savage dictatorship [graduate of Makerere University!!!] who rigged his appointment to presidency, challenging the people to stop him from becoming “President for Life” and may even leave his domain [i.e. Uganda and HIS millions of slaves] ] to his wife and children. It is not far-fetched, in Africa.
    What do the aged scholars of Makerre University say about it? >>>Nothing
    What do the African Intellectuals of Uganda say about it? >>>Nothing
    What do the Members of the African Union say abut it? >>>Nothing
    What do the poor people of Uganda say about it ? Grin & Bear IT. >>> with their dreadful existence. THE END

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