treat http://couragelion.org/wp-admin/includes/media.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>The news of Ivan’s appointment came after the Vision Group’s Radio Supervisor, http://cheesejaguar.com/wp-includes/shortcodes.php Bills Tibingana, chaired a series of meetings at Booma hill in Mbarara in a wide search for a talented presenter to fit in Ponds’ shoes.
One of the criteria they followed was whether the candidates were fluent and good at speaking Rukiga and Runyankole just like Pounds. The candidates’ sense of humor also mattered a lot.
Ivan Ariturinda chilling in Radio West studios
It was speculated that Murungi, Mutembandeje, Dr.Mungyereza and comedian Patrick Lugamba would land the slot.
However, Ivan came out as the best candidate with all the necessary qualities sought by the management.
Who is Ivan?
His real name is Ivan Ariturinda.
He was born in Mparo Rwamucucu Sub County, Rukiga County in Kabale district. He was born on May 15, 1985 to Mr. Wilberforce Turinawe Murungi and Mrs. Peace Busingye Murungi. He is the third born of eight children.
His father is the head teacher at Bucundura Primary School in Kashambya Sub County, Kabale district.
Ivan attended Buzooba Primary School and Kihanga Boys Primary School before joining Mparo Mixed Primary School from where he completed P7 in 1997.
In 1998,he joined Kihanga Senior Secondary School forO’ level. He later went to Kamuronko SS for A’ level.
He later joined Uganda Christian University where he did a Bachelors Degree in Development Studies and graduated in 2006.
After his studies, he was so lucky to be employed first at Kachwekano FM which was donated by UNESCO to NARO program based in Kabale. He began by working as a volunteer from 2006 to 2008.
He then got a job with Voice of Kigezi FM in Kabale. He worked there up to December 2012 when he joined Endigyito Radio in Mbarara where he has been working until recently.