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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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UCC backtracks on radio frequency for Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament will not have absolute control of the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Red Channel 98.0 FM, as it will only convey its programs through UBC, URN has learnt. According to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Parliament will be producing programs, and UBC will host …

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UBC journalist seeks sh340M compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Deogratious Peter Otai, a Uganda Broadcasting Corporation-UBC journalist accusing retired Major General Matayo Kyaligonza and his guards of assaulting him, is seeking sh340 million in compensation. The guards are Corporal Peter Bushindiki and Private John Robert Okurut. They are jointly sued with the Attorney General. …

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UBC appeals 80m shillings court award to Besigye

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Tuesday appealed the High court’s recent decision that directed the Corporation to pay former opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Dr. Kiiza Besigye 80 million shillings as damages, for refusing to run his Presidential Campaign advert messages in 2011. Last month, Justice Margret Oguli-Oumo …

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Besigye wants damages for breach of UBC contract

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Former FDC party presidential candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye has finally testified against the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) for refusing to run his 2011 presidential campaign adverts. Besigye and his witness Dan Wandera Ogalo, an advocate of the High court, testified before Justice Magret Oguli-Oumo but …

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Former UBC MD Paul Kihika back to Luzira on fresh charges

  Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Bailed former UBC Managing Director Paul Kihika has been taken back to Luzira Prison, this time by the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court on charges of giving false information to police. Kihika had on Monday been released on bail by the Anti-Corruption Court on charges …

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Jailed UBC’s Kihika granted bail

Kampala, Uganda |GODREY SSALI | The former Acting Managing Director of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, Paul Kihika has been granted bail by the Anti-corruption court. Grade One Magistrate Pamella Lamunu ordered that he pays 3.5m shs cash, deposit his passport with court, and his surities sign a noncash bond of 30mshs to …

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UBC’s Kihika remanded

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  The former Acting Managing Director of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Paul Kihika has been arraigned before the Anti-Corruption Court where he faces charges of embezzlement, plus an alternative count of causing his employer a financial loss of $9,510. He has been remanded to Luzira Prison. Court …

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THIS WEEK: More ex-UBC staff face arrest

THIS WEEK: More ex-UBC staff face arrest Former employees at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) are in panic following the arrest of the station’s former Managing Director Paul Kihika on a raft of criminal charges. Kihika is under investigation in connection to a Shs3.6billion UBC Airtel sponsorship deal of airing the …

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UBC must undergo major restructuring – Mwesige report

A seven member committee tasked with investigating national broadcaster Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) on Tuesday released its report blaming the station and government for the body’s financial woes. The UBC Review Committee report indicates that the corporation is chronically underfunded, lacks editorial independence and its management is poorly structured. Releasing the report …

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