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Elections Should Never Divide Us, Says Rugunda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), page medical http://clevelandheartlab.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/_inc/jetpack-strings.php has supported the ongoing nationwide enforcement exercise of non-compliant broadcasting stations in Uganda and denied the exercise being politically-motivated.

The regulator has so far shut down 10 radio stations around the country.

In a communique, viagra approved view UCC said the exercise aims to bring into line non-compliant stations with regard to licence requirements.

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The regulator said no political or other insinuations should be pegged to this exercise.

“Many of the affected radio stations are heavily indebted to the Commission, with regard to their licence fees,” the statement reads in part.

According to the regulator, prior to the commencement of the exercise, UCC had reminded the affected stations to clear their debts owed to the Commission.

In addition, the Commission ran a public notice in the print media in regard to the impending closure.

UCC says most of the affected stations owe them a lot of money ranging from Shs 4M to about Shs  40Million.

The closed radio stations include Hunter FM (Bushenyi), Radio Maria (seven stations countrywide), Kyenjojo FM, Webs FM (Arua), Life FM (Fort Portal), Theo FM (Bushenyi), Kyenjojo Development Radio, Fire FM (Mubende) and Messiah Radio (Kasese). However, some of these radio stations have cleared the debt and are back on air.

Under Section 27 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013, any station which refuses to settle its indebtedness to the Commission is operating illegally. It’s in this line that the Commission is undertaking this exercise.

The regulator noted that it will continue with the exercise until all the stations comply with the Uganda communications Act 2013.
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Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has called on Ugandans not to allow the current political campaigns divide them.

Speaking to congregations at All Saints Church, information pills http://companyimpact.com/modules/mod_articles_news/helper.php St Marys Cathedral Rushoroza and Kirigime Mosque–all in Kabale town on Sunday 27 December 2015, view http://clubmedics.com/wp-admin/includes/network.php the Prime Minister said it is important for people to see elections as routine processes that provide an opportunity for voters to chose their leaders in a peaceful atmosphere.

“An election is not a war, sick http://cerlalc.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack.php and therefore there is no cause for violence and acrimony,” Dr Rugunda said at St Mary’s Cathedral Rushoroza, Kabale Diocese.

He said people should vote for leaders who will ensure peace, unity stability security and progress of the country.

“Our country has had a troubled past. We do not want to return to that past. Whatever choices we make in 2016 should buttress and consolidate the progress we have registered,” Ndugu Rugunda, as he is popularly known, told a fully parked youth service at All Saints Church in Kabale town.

At Kirigime Mosque, the Prime Minister joined Muslims for a special thanksgiving service.

Muslim leaders in the district thanked the NRM government for raising the profile of their faith.

They also saluted Dr Rugunda for being the first Prime Minister to visit their Mosque since it was established in 1970.

The Prime Minster contributed Shs 5m towards the completion of All Saints Church, Shs10m for the completion of the House of the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Kigezi, Shs 10m for the renovation of St Mary’s Cathedral, and Shs 19m for the renovation of Kirigime Mosque.

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