Wednesday 1st August 2018
By Aiden Graw and Sandra Tumwekwase
Journalists from Greater Bushenyi have today under their umbrella Bushenyi Journalists and Media Association [BUJOMA] given seven days ultimatum to the director BFM radio to apologise to Ddamba Wesley and entire media fraternity or else be taken to courts of law.
Ddamba a journalist currently working with Vision Group was assaulted by Amanya Jordan former presenter at Radio West and one of the directors of BFM radio currently Rugarama sub county chief on Friday July 27th 2018 in Sheema.
During a meeting held at Ankole Resort Hotel in Tankhill, Bushenyi Ishaka Municipality, journalists expressed their concern on mistreatment of their fellows mostly in the recently concluded Sheema municipality elections.
Ddamba was again beaten by ICOBI workers led Godwin a brother to RDC Kada Mucunguzi while on duty and was taken to Mayanja Memorial Hospital.
Other journalists including; Bruno Mugizi of Vision Group, Sheilah Nakabuye of NBS TV, and Sheikh Abdurhatif of Vision Group among other were also beaten by Minister Elioda’s fans but the police just looked at them helplessly.
This is not the first time for journalists to be beaten by leaders of Sheema District.
BUJOMA also tasked minister Elioda to take immediate action on his workers to prove that he was not behind the assaults.
They also warned police to protect them or else be dragged to court.
Chris Mugasha the chairman BUJOMA says that they will put ban on covering all events in Sheema district if these leaders fail to come up asking the Media fraternity for forgiveness.
Other journalists who were in this meeting include Aruho Paul, Wilber Muhwezi of MKNEWSLINK.COM, Akandwanaho Rogers Enganjani of Hunter FM, Ambrose Katooto, Jazz Mike of Crane FM, Shilla Nakabuye of NBS, Pison Mugizi and Bruno Mugizi of Vision group, Zaddock Amanyire former Daily Monitor correspondent among others.