Nyanga, whose media carrier dates back to 2004 when he joined radio Unity as a drama group coordinator. He went on to become a presenter and talk show host. Richard Ekotu, the Station Manager Voice of Lango FM described the deceased’s death as a tragedy and big loss to the fraternity.
The media fraternity in Lango is mourning the
death of Stephen Nyanga alias Aringayela, a prominent radio presenter at Voice
of Lango FM in Lira town.
The 38-year-old Nyanga passed in the wee hours of this morning
at Lira Regional Referral Hospital where he was admitted on Friday. The
deceased was rushed to hospital after he fell unconscious at his home at Kakoge
village in Ojwina Division the same day.
Nyanga, whose media carrier dates back to 2004
when he joined radio Unity as a drama group coordinator. He went on to become a
presenter and talk show host. Richard Ekotu, the Station Manager Voice of Lango
FM described the deceased’s death as a tragedy and big loss to the fraternity.
“It's a big loss for us as a family of Voice of
Lango. We shall remember him for the time he has been with us and his
contribution, May his soul rest in peace,” Ekotu said. Rolex Akena Ogwal, the Unity FM Programs Manager described
Nyanga a naturally talented media personality.
Akena will remember
Nyanga as a committed media person who did his work diligently much as he never
went to any school of journalism.
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He termed the late as a funny story teller on radios, a joker
and counselor. Patrick Olwit aka MC Fabilous of Radio Rupiny in Gulu town,
says he will forever miss Nyanga.
“It’s A dark week to the media fraternity in the
North. Nyanga Stephen we worked together at Unity fm and Voice of Lango
and we all come from Alebtong district. It is a big shock this morning. RIP my
Patrick Okino, the Chairperson Lango United Journalists, says
Nyanga’s death will surely cause a big gap in the media. According to Okino,
Nyanga was a role model to many media workers in the region.
Agnes Adong, 32 a resident of Ojwina Division says she will
dearly miss the deceased with his late night show on Voice of Lango FM. Adong
says is the reason why she finally accepted to stay in her marriage.
She says she was counseled by Nyanga at the time
she almost quite her marriage. Lands Minister Betty Amongi, Moroto
County MP Samuel Okwir Odwe are among the local leaders who have joined the
media fraternity to mourn the sadden demise of their member.
Nyanga survived with one wife, Caro Nyanga and some four