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Akena Elected UPC President

Akena being congratulated for winning the UPC presidential election

A few days to the deadline day of the digital migration, dosage http://culture.you-ng.it/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-taxonomy-endpoint.php pay television giants DSTV have announced a 65% price cut on their decoders.

The Uganda Communication Commission set June 17 as the deadline day for the migration from analogue to digital and all TV sets that will not have changed to digital will be switched off .

Addressing journalists at their new headquarters Kololo on Monday morning, ambulance http://couponadventures.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-update-customcss.php MultiChoice Uganda General Manager Charles Hamya noted that in a bid to assist in the migration process, drugs they thought it helpful to have the decoder prices trimmed.

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“We are aware that by 17 June, all analogue systems will be switched off. In an endeavor to support the UCC and government to ensure a smooth transition from analogue to digital, we have decided to reduce our prices for the decoders by 65%,”Hamya said.

“Subsequently, the price has reduced from Shs 309000 to 99900 for a full DStv kit which includes a decoder, dish and one month subscription on the access bouquet.”

According to the MultiChoice Uganda General Manager, digital migration is a major global milestone which will positively transform the broadcasting and ICT sector and hence the need to be supported by everyone in the industry.

“Uganda is the only East African country that has not yet migrated considering our partners Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya have done so. We know the market will never be ready for migration but people will definitely have to change accordingly. Its therefore high time we changed to digital and we are at the forefront of seeing this happen here.”

Hamya noted that with over 30-35% already migrated,  that is a good number considering that over 1.7 million Ugandans have TV sets adding that with time everyone will have joined.

“All those who think the deadline for migration will be extended should drop the hopes because the migration is a global agreement that requires Uganda to abide by the deadline. Its high time Ugandans embraced it,” Hamya said.
A few days to the deadline day of the digital migration, patient http://clintonhouse.com/wp-includes/class-wp-http-requests-response.php pay television giants DSTV have announced a 65% price cut on their decoders.

The Uganda Communication Commission set June 17 as the deadline day for the migration from analogue to digital and all TV sets that will not have changed to digital will be switched off .

Addressing journalists at their new headquarters Kololo on Monday morning, http://conduco.dk/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ftpsockets.php MultiChoice Uganda General Manager Charles Hamya noted that in a bid to assist in the migration process, they thought it helpful to have the decoder prices trimmed.

“We are aware that by 17 June, all analogue systems will be switched off. In an endeavor to support the UCC and government to ensure a smooth transition from analogue to digital, we have decided to reduce our prices for the decoders by 65%,”Hamya said.

“Subsequently, the price has reduced from Shs 309000 to 99900 for a full DStv kit which includes a decoder, dish and one month subscription on the access bouquet.”

According to the MultiChoice Uganda General Manager, digital migration is a major global milestone which will positively transform the broadcasting and ICT sector and hence the need to be supported by everyone in the industry.

“Uganda is the only East African country that has not yet migrated considering our partners Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya have done so. We know the market will never be ready for migration but people will definitely have to change accordingly. Its therefore high time we changed to digital and we are at the forefront of seeing this happen here.”

Hamya noted that with over 30-35% already migrated,  that is a good number considering that over 1.7 million Ugandans have TV sets adding that with time everyone will have joined.

“All those who think the deadline for migration will be extended should drop the hopes because the migration is a global agreement that requires Uganda to abide by the deadline. Its high time Ugandans embraced it,” Hamya said.
Lira Municipality MP Hon Jimmy Akena, remedy http://compagniedoucefrance.fr/media/widgetkit/widgets/slideshow/layouts/dashboard.php the son of Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) founder, more about http://ccimiowa.com/wp-admin/includes/._class-wp-filesystem-ssh2.php Dr Milton Obote, http://darkon.org/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/mail.php has been elected president of the oldest but largely dormant political organisation in Uganda.

Akena was on Monday declared victorious by UPC after defeating his opponents in a poll that attracted delegates from 62 districts in Uganda.

The legislator Akena had been barred from standing for UPC presidency after handing in late his nomination papers beyond the stipulated April 17, 2015 deadline.

But the party’s outgoing leader, Dr Olara Otunnu, said the party had sat and considered to focus on what he termed as the bigger picture thus bringing all members aboard.

Akena managed to defeat seven other candidates who are; Joseph Bbosa, Sam Wandeka, Jimmy Akena, Prof Edward Kakonge, David Pulkol, Julius Ocen and Benson Obua Ogwal.

The election of Akena underscores the Obote family’s tight grip on the running of party’s affairs.

Obote’s wife, Miria Obote served as UPC president after her husband’s death.

Akena is likely to stand for president come 2016, a move that would see him compete with President Museveni – a man who once served his father Obote as an intelligence officer before overthrowing him.

He now takes over from his bitter rival Olara Otunnu who in failed to unseat President Museveni in the 2011 elections.

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