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UCC Seeks More Time to Respond to UJA Suit

UCC lawyer Abdul Salaam Waiswa told High Court Civil Division Judge Lydia Mugambe on Wednesday that he was served the documents late.
15 May 2019 18:19
Uganda Communications Commission-UCC has asked the High Court for more time to respond to a suit filed against them by Uganda Journalists Association (UJA).

UCC lawyer Abdul Salaam Waiswa told High Court Civil Division Judge Lydia Mugambe on Wednesday that he was served the documents late.

UJA is challenging UCC’s directive to 13 media houses to suspend at least 39 journalists for allegedly breaching minimum broadcasting standards. 

The media houses are Akaboozi FM, BBS TV, Beat FM, Bukedde TV, Capital FM, CBS FM, Kingdom TV, NBSTV, NTV, and Pearl FM, Salt TV, Sapientia FM and Simba FM.

Waiswa said that he needed at least a day to read and understand the issues raised by UJA before the hearing of the matter starts. 

Waiswa told Justice Mugambe that he was served today although the case was filed last week.

Justice Mugambe adjourned the case to Thursday.

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