Minister Frank Tumwebaze has directed the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to look into an incident in which Lubaga South Member of ParliamentHon Paul Kato Lubwama appeared to assault a fellow panelist during a televised talk show.
The Minister, under whose docket falls the communications regulator, said that the incident entailed violence, which cannot be allowed on national television.
MP Lubwama during the talk show titledKoona ne Mileson Spark TV appeared to slap twice, one of the panelists, AndrewBajjo, who works as a music promoter.
The two were engaged in analtercationabout the MPs proficiency in the English language.
The latter had branded the MP as stupid, before they tangled and were separated by the host, Miles Rwamiti.
Lubwama was enraged when Bajjo accused him of being unable to debate with fellow MPs at Parliament in English.
Minister Tumwebaze said that UCC together with the National Association ofBroadcastersneed to sanitize our broadcasting space, adding Violence is not fit content for broadcast.”
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website