By Sylvia Kugonza
The Bishop for the Rwenzori diocese the Rt. Rev. Reuben Kisembo Amooti has asked government to give opportunity to journalists to freely perform their duties.
Speaking as guest of honor during the press freedom day celebrations by the Tooro media practitioners that was held at KRC premises under the theme, A Free Media, Free society the man of God disclosed that in most cases journalists are denied chances of performing their duties either by the government or security agencies.
He said that such acts undermine the rights and duties of journalists.
Patra Kebisembo the chairperson of the Tooro Media practitioners condemned how government is treating journalists citing the 13 media houses that have been threatened to be closed and some media practitioners whose jobs are at risk after the UCC threatened to close the media houses over covering the Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi win.
Steven Asiimwe the RDC Kabarole who also attended the function condemned media owners who do not pay their employees, working without appointment letters, gadgets among others.
The journalists celebrated the day by planting trees in south division Fort Portal municipality graced by the Bishop Fort portal diocese Rt. Rev.Dr. Robert Muhiwa Akiiki who also planted a tree, the Deputy RPC Rwenzori West, the chairman south division Herbert Mugisa,Mary Rwakyaka female district councilor south division, Rwenzori West community liaisons officer Mugisa Solomon, speaker fort port Gilbert Kyondo,boda boda representative and the community among other dignatories.
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