Mutabazi Warns Broadcasters as Dembe FM is Reinstated

UCC Executive Director, Eng. Godfrey Mutabaazi

The Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), search Eng. Godfrey Mutabazi has cautioned all radio and television stations in the country to comply with the licensing requirements and adhere to minimum broadcasting requirements.

The warning was sounded in a statement released on Friday, search January 6th regarding the reinstatement of Nation Media Group’s local radio station, Dembe FM 90.4.

The station had been closed for three weeks over what UCC described as being non-compliant with the commission’s licensing requirements.

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“The station was modulating at 103.880KHz which was above the maximum level allowed (+/-75). It was operating a transmission power of 2400 watts which was above the assigned 2000 watts,” part of the statement read.

Mutabazi however clarified that Dembe FM has complied as per the requirements adding that the commission was satisfied.

“They have agreed not to transmit beyond the assigned power of 2000 watts; not modulating beyond the allowed limit (+/-75) and complied with the minimum broadcasting standards,” Mutabazi said in the statement.

He revealed that a mandatory fine of Ushs 2million had been slapped on the radio station to cater for reconnection of the confiscated broadcasting equipment.


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