Uganda Communications Commission to charge Teacher Mpamire $1350 to Film ”Teacher Mpamire on the Street”

A lot has been going on in Uganda over the past few days since the arrest of ‘Bizonto Comedy Group’. The Bizonto Comedy Group members were arrested on July 24th and they are still being held on offences of promoting sectarianism in the country. The arrest of these people caused a lot of rise by many Ugandans and one of them was comedian, actor Herbert Mendo Ssegujja, better known by his stage name Teacher Mpamire who is most famous for mimicking the Ugandan president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Teacher Mpamire is…

UCC Suspends “Scoop On Scoop”, Urban TV Programme

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has suspended a programme airing on Urban TV after several viewers complained about its content that was deemed offensive and scandalous. Although the Commission has since learnt from social media that the programme Scoop on Scoop is currently off air, the regulatory due process, which was already in motion, continues. UCC first received complaints about Scoop on Scoop in May 2020, and accordingly wrote to Vision Group on May 25, 2020, seeking an explanation, including information on the qualifications of the staff behind it. However, Vision Group didn’t comply as…

UCC asks Radio Broadcasters to submit fresh license applications

Uganda Communications Commission, the government regulatory body of communications sector in Uganda have asked all radio broadcasters in Uganda to submit fresh applications for radio broadcasting licenses of their choice following revision of the licencing framework. According to the statement made by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the revised regime reclassifies radio broadcasting services into two categories: commercial broadcasting services and communal broadcasting services. The new regime also introduces a license for online radio broadcasters. The new regime provides for a 5 year commercial and communal broadcasting license as opposed to…

UCC Suspends Endigyito Radio Programme

Uganda Communications Commission has directed that the programme ‘World Express’ on Endigyito Radio remain suspended until management satisfactorily demonstrates that it will not continue to breach the law and standards. In her letter dated 20 May 2020, the Ag. Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo said the remedial measures proposed by Endigyito Radio so far are not adequate to justify the lifting of the suspension. “The Commission, therefore, directed that the programme ‘World Express’ shall remain suspended until such a time when Endigyito FM Limited shall submit satisfactory written procedures and…