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First Islamic Television Launched in Uganda

UCC Boss Geoffrey Mutabazi and NBS TV MD Kin Kariisa at the launch

Several dozen Muslims in Kampala on Wednesday thronged Hotel Africana to witness the grand launch of Salam TV, check http://danmarknorge.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-media-endpoint.php a local content TV channel on Startimes with a niche to the Moslem community in Uganda.

“Salam TV is an historic venture in the history of Uganda. We now have our very own religious Television channel to amplify on our cause as Moslems, online http://certoclear.com/wp-admin/includes/upgrade.php ” said sheik Nuhu Muzaata.

Christine Nagujja [R] welcomes Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago at the launch

Christine Nagujja [R] welcomes Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago at the launch

According to Christine Nagujja, StartTimes Public Relations Manager, in a consultative meeting with the joint religious council and other research carried out, there was a realized need to set up an exclusively Muslim oriented television channel to cater for the unique and vast needs of the Muslim population in Uganda.

“The venture between pay TV giant StartTimes will be airing on channel 118 and strictly dedicated to Muslim content,” Christine said.

Erias Lukwago chatting with Hon latif Ssebagala at the function

Erias Lukwago chatting with Hon latif Ssebagala at the function

She added that those who may not make it to the mosque on a Fridays, can still sit by their TV side and pray in their place of convenience as prayer programs will be relayed live from major mosques in and around the city.

“Unlike other channels that have been offering one or two hours of air space to Islamic related content, Salam TV will give 24hours of quality and informative information on Islamic culture, tradition while educating those that may have not been exposed to the culture.”

Mutabazi delivers the key note address

Mutabazi delivers the key note address

Geoffrey Mutabazi, the Executive Director of Uganda Communication Commission while speaking as guest honor at the launch, advised the proprietors to work towards rebuilding the image of Islam that has been tainted world over in relation to terrorism acts.

“Islam is known for preaching unity and peace world over but there are these groups of fundamentalists who are barely in all groups seeking to take advantage of every situation,” Mutabazi said.

 

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