Log in

Gov’t orders radios, TVs to air Museveni's New Year message

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has ordered all broadcasters to transmit live President Yoweri Museveni’s New year’s message scheduled for December 31.

In a letter dated December 22, UCC reminds broadcasters that license terms and conditions require all broadcasters to put in place facilities that would enable them to receive a live signal feed from the national broadcaster [Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, UBC].

President Museveni is set to deliver his New Year's message on December 31

Godfrey Mutabazi,, executive director UCC says “The Commission hereby directs all broadcasters to ensure that the presidential New year’s message is transmitted live on their station on the 31st December 2017 between 10.00pm and 12.00 midnight. The Commission further advises broadcasters to start running promotional messages in in this regard.”

Adding: [UCC] expects adherence and compliance to the license terms as pointed out above.

And in a followup letter, dated December 28, Mutabazi says Museveni’s New Year’s message has been rescheduled to between 1900-2100hrs on December 31, 2017.

Comments

+2 #11 gwok 2017-12-30 16:37
Quoting Lysol:
Who is not yet tired of listening to the same old baloney and empty promises every year-end.?

Unless, you have got nothing better to do with your holidays.


Sir, I understand you very well. Actually, I find that directive rather "kavuma-like" [ref: Madam Kadega's description on another issue] except in this case my radio has an OFF/ON switch, which is not under their control.
Report to administrator
+2 #12 gwok 2017-12-30 19:17
Quoting Empayppayi:
Good. During that time I will watch Bi-Nigeria (Nigerian movies) on Africa Magic.
It is a much better suggestion than mine of using the ON/OFF bottons on my equipment [because they do not control yet].

Some of us who went through Idi Amin's time do remember his stupid directive banning Ugandans from tuning to & listening to the BBC.

This one in not so far off from that. [Dear Obs, I hope that you have noticed that your layout of these comments is in a mess].
Report to administrator
0 #13 gwok 2017-12-31 02:06
Quoting kabayekka:
It should be a humble request, and an agreed payment made.

Will not these stations be paying taxes over this expensive service?


payment? Forget that. They have the licensing tool in their hands.

They will "wip" the broadcasters with that. By the way, would they still retain that "wip" in their hands if the private broacasters could migrated their contents "en mass" to the internet radio broacast system?

Any advice on this?
Report to administrator
+1 #14 gwok 2017-12-31 13:23
Quoting Empayppayi:
Good. During that time I will watch Bi-Nigeria (Nigerian movies) on Africa Magic.


They might turn off the internet at that time too.

I wonder, if that directive would apply to external broadcasters too, such as the DST-TV (out of the RSA) that operate across national borders.
Report to administrator
+1 #15 Remase 2017-12-31 15:46
This is an order, "The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has ordered all broadcasters to transmit live President Yoweri Museveni’s New year’s message scheduled for December 31."

I hate to say that, "Mambo baddo." We haven't seen what is awaiting for us!! If you thought that 31 years have been hell, just wait and see the remaining years of M7's life presidency and thereafter M7's life family presidency will be!!
Report to administrator
0 #16 Budda 2017-12-31 17:30
Good I am not in the country at the moment. People have been asking me whether Idi Amin is still president and I told them his young brother took over.
Report to administrator
+1 #17 Edward mukyanda 2017-12-31 19:19
on 1st January gov't should put up road blocks and those who do not know what the president said I his new year speech are sent to jail
Report to administrator
0 #18 WADADA rogers 2018-01-02 10:46
This was an absurd decision that Mutabazi should not have implemented, certainly, many Ugandans switched off their tvs and radios or watched international channels, Museveni had nothing to say except repeat what the NRM has done for Uganda since 1986.
Report to administrator

Comments are now closed for this entry

betPawa