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10 UBC staff test positive for COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Broadcasting Corporation has reduced access to its Kampala office for both staff and members of the public after ten people at the media house tested positive for COVID-19. A statement issued today by the media house indicated that the cases were from …

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Teso DEO’s seek use of private radio stations in Education response plan

Kalaki, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A decision by the government to limit lessons broadcast to Uganda Broadcasting Corporation- UBC is frustrating learning as the country continues to suffer effects COVID-19 lockdown, according to a cross-section of Parents.     Initially, the government had asked the District Education Officers- DEO’s to submit …

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Only UBC cleared to cover Kasirye Gwanga’s burial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only few people and media will be allowed to attend Maj. Gen Samuel Wasswa Kasirye Ggwanga’s burial on Friday. Due to rules on social distancing occasioned by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, only the family, UPDF and close friends will be allowed at the burial …

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UBC to supply Newsrooms with gov’t content

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) is to start supplying information to the public through media houses. Maurice Mugisha, the Deputy Managing Director UBC says that the collaboration between UBC and Government is meant to ensure that the public is up to date regarding government …

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Getting frequency delaying Parliament radio project – Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga says that the Parliament radio project has stalled due to delays in acquiring a frequency. During an end of year press conference, Kadaga says that Parliament has “been having a lot of trouble” in getting a frequency for the radio. …

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UBC fails to secure Afcon broadcasting rights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several Ugandans took to social media on Sunday night to express their disappointment over the failure by the National Broadcaster, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) to broadcast the match between Uganda Cranes and Egypt. Although UBC had resumed broadcasting the African Cup of Nations-Afcon on …

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UBC negotiating to broadcast AFCON on credit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Broadcaster, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation-UBC is negotiating with the Confederation of African Football-CAF to broadcast African Cup of Nations-Afcon on credit.   UBC broadcast Afcon 2019 for three days and stopped. In a statement, UBC said it had temporarily stopped the broadcast and that …

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UBC seeks UGX 1 Billion to air AFCON games

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) is seeking an allocation of 1 billion Shillings to broadcast the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations games. The tournament starts this week in Egypt. According to a letter to Parliament, UBC Managing Director Winston Agaba said UBC requires support to …

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MPs query UGX 18bn UBC revamp budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Budget Committee of parliament has queried the recommendation by the Information Communication and Technology Committee-ICT that Shillings 18.5 billion should be provided to complete the process of revamping the national broadcaster, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation-UBC. It came after the ICT Committee Chairperson, Annet Nyakecho …

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Maj Chris Magezi, Kashilingi and Jamwa on UBC, UPL boards

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved directors of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) and Uganda Post Limited (UPL), bringing in many new faces to board management. New faces include Major Chris Magezi, spokesman for Senior Presidential Adviser for Special Operations Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, and women activist and former …

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