Dr. Yemisi Akinbobola, the AWiM Co-founder and CEO told URN via email that being entrepreneurial in journalism is not a simple task as it is about rethinking how one’s journalistic skills might be repurposed in other roles that might bring income.
Okedi explains that since they run a boarding school they started receiving candidates on January 14th 2021 but the numbers are still low. He notes that parents are still worried about post-election violence
The build-up to the election has been punctuated by repeated calls for peace during and after polling by political, security, religious, cultural and civil society leaders. This is after the campaigns which ended on Tuesday have been characterised by acts of violence and brutality by security personnel.
The Director of Operations Uganda Police Force, Assistant Inspector General of Police-AIGP Edward Ochom recently told journalists at a press briefing that 17 of the pro- Kyagulanyi broadcasters were picked up broadcasting live while wearing press jackets.
Kitgum has five radio stations that include Jambo FM, Mighty Fire FM, Peace FM, Pol FM and Tembo FM broadcasting in the districts of Lamwo, Kitgum, Agago, Pader, Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya and Omoro, parts of Karamoja, parts of Lango and South Sudan.
The candidates addressed dozens of journalists, presenters, talk show hosts from various media houses within Gulu City and revelers squeezed at the small back section of Franklin Hotel`s lodge where they promised them monetary and material benefits once they secure for them victories by mobilizing voters for them in the general elections.