MASINDI RADIO STATION CLOSED OVER AGE LIMIT DEBATE
By Yosam Gucwaki
The Masindi based Radio Kitara FM has been closed under unclear circumstances an act that many link to age limit debates.
Annette Najjemba; the Programmes director, Radio Kitara has told
reporters that the radio was closed today morning at around 10:30 AM
after they got a verbal communication from the Regional Manger Uganda Communications Commission that they had technical issues.
She added that the Regional Manager, the mid-western region William
Lutakome, came to the radio station today morning and told them how
they needed to sort out their technical issues or be switched off.
Today Masindi district council has had a contentious matter about the
presidential age limit amendment where by the district male youth
councilor Joseph Wamani presented a motion to move Masindi district
council to pass a resolution recommending parliament of Uganda to
protect and keep intact the article 102b of the constitution of the
republic of Uganda.
When we asked Najjemba whether they were closed over plans to air the
council meeting live, Najjemba noted that she could not rule out that
but insisted that they switched off due to technical issues.
However, an insider from Radio Kitara has told www.mknewslink.com
reporter that there is no technical problem at all which has led to the closing of the Radio noting that they were closed only to stop them from relaying the council meeting live.
Tumisiime Ignatious, a resident of Kijura cell Masindi municipality,
expressed his disappointment when he found the radio switched off
noting that he expected to hear everything transpiring in council
while at home.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a western Uganda news website