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].
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.