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.
While presenting the national budget framework paper for the 2017/18 financial year before the Budget committee this afternoon, Kasaija noted that a recent audit by the Finance Ministry found that most of the problems surrounding UBC are linked to mismanagement.
The committee learnt from the acting Accountant at UBC Kataba John Patrick that the non-remitted fees to NSSF currently stand at 11.5billion shillings of which 2.5billion is principal, 1billion Interest and 9billion shillings as Penalty.
During Financial year 2010/2011, Parliament appropriated 1billion shillings as subvention to UBC. It was however noted that, a sum of UGX 1.56billion was paid to Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) resulting into UGX 569m transferred in excess of the appropriation.
The Inspector General of Government (IGG) Irene Mulyagonja has been sued for a directive she made asking Acting managing director of UBC, Paul Kihika, to return 38 million shillings to the Corporation.
The High Court in Kampala has this morning allowed the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Dr Kizza Besigye to serve court summons on Edward Musinguzi Mugasa, the former managing director Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) through the media after failing to trace him for the past two months.
Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) has dismissed claims by Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) President Kizza Besigye that it owes him Shillings 21 million, which he allegedly paid to air out his campaign messages in last yearâ€™s presidential elections but were never aired.
The executive members of National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) are planning a robust response to claims by Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) that several of its members have been using the national broadcasterâ€™s facilities illegally and with no pay.
Parliament has summoned top officials of the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation â€“ UBC, to appear next week and respond to allegations that a 23-acre piece land belonging to the national broadcaster was illegally sold off to HABA Investment, a company owned by city businessman, Hassana Basajjabalaba.