The transmitter valued at 25 Million Shillings was stolen on Sunday night. According to Gilbert Masiko, the station manager, the thugs gained entrance to the room where the transmitter was kept by cutting the ceiling of the room. Masiko says that the thugs could have taken advantage of the heavy rain.
Last year, Tumwebaze appointed the Committee to review the operations of the state broadcaster. The committee was tasked to assess the organizational capacity, quality of content, archiving capacity and funding of the national broadcaster.
During the meeting, the journalists were tasked to carry out door-door campaigns for President Museveni, popularise the NRM party manifesto, promote government programs and offer positive coverage to NRM party candidates vying for different positions in Rwenzori region.
At Development Radio station in Bundibugyo town, there is no single woman occupying the top positions like news editor, producer and programmes director. Out of the ten presenters at the radio, only one is female.
In Fort Portal, where there are five radio stations, majority of the senior positions are occupied by men, just like prime time programmes and talk shows. The women are given lighter tasks like being receptionists and news anchors.
Ambrose Mwesigye, the Manager Life FM in Fort Portal who is now deputy RDC Hoima, while Africano Aharikundira, the manager of Kyenjojo FM, has been appointed deputy RDC Mitooma district. Veteran journalists Tuguragara Matojo Sulaiman Salongo and Henry Baguma are now RDC Lyantonde district and deputy RDC Sembabule respectively.
Police detectives in Fort Portal have this morning searched the homes of two detained radio panelists and the offices of Twerwaneho Listenersâ€™ Club. The search comes after they were arrested on Monday for allegedly defaming First Lady Janet Museveni.
According to the charge sheet seen by Uganda Radio Network, the three are alleged to have incited the people of Ntoroko district to rise up against the first son, Brigadier Muhoozi Kainerugaba and chase him out of Tooro Semliki game reserve. It further states that panelists referred to the First Lady and Minister of Karamoja Affairs, Janet Museveni, as a thief who had embezzled funds meant for post-war resettlement activities in Northern Uganda.
In a letter written by Steven Mugarura, the officer in-charge Criminal Investigations Department Fort Portal police station, Better FM and Hits FM, all located in Fort Portal town, were ordered to take the recordings to the police station for investigations.