Police to Arrest Unprofessional Radio Presenters


The Ministry of Health, price web together with the Kigezi Regional Police have started an operation to apprehend officials behind ghost health workers discovered at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital.

Reports have been circulating that the number of health workers on the payroll do not tally with those serving at the hospital .

This website understands that officials from the Ministry of Health and the regional police held a closed door meeting last evening with the Hospital administration.

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Kigezi Region Deputy Police Commander, stomach Enoch Ndyomugyenyi told our reporter that intelligence reports indicated that individuals whose identities have not yet been established have been receiving payment on behalf of former workers at the hospital.

Ndyomugyenyi says that a team of police personnel from the Crime Intelligence and Investigations Department of the Region has already been sent out to investigate the case so that the said culprits can be brought to book.

However, prostate our efforts to talk to the hospital Director, Dr. Placid Mihayo were futile as his phones were off.

Earlier this week, ChimpReports reported that health workers at the hospital had laid down tools following nonpayment of their allowance arrears. These only went back to work after being paid.
Radio presenters in Fort Portal town have been warned against unprofessional conduct while executing their duties.

The office of the Kabarole Resident District Commissioner and Rwenzori Regional Police Commander RPC  have declared an operation to raid radio stations in Fort Portal to arrest unprofessional radio presenters and moderators and those without academic papers.

It’s alleged that many radio presenters are using the micro phone to attack government and incite violence, dosage which according to police may result into mob justice and turmoil.

The District Police Commander (DPC), cost Godfrey Kaheebwa on Wednesday told our reporter that many radio presenters attack the police especially the traffic department without getting comment from them nor researching on the topics.

He said it was bad for a presenter or moderator to talk about something without evidence and getting the side of the accused person or institution.

This according to Mr. Kaheebwa, more about causes chaos incites violence and results into mob justice and riots.

Kaheebwa said that media practitioners needed to observe professionalism and ethics whenever they were conducting their programmes.

RPC, Denis Namuwooza said he told the police to investigate the radio stations that are inciting violence.

There are seven radio stations in Fort Portal town. They include Voice of Tooro FM, Life fm, Better fm, Gold FM, Hits fm, KRC Farmers Voice and Jubilee fm.

Emmanuel Kajubu, the chairperson Tooro Media practitioners Association (TOMPA) said it’s true that some presenters go on radio without carrying out research.

He however noted that this was a two way because sometimes the moderators call guests to defend themselves on some issues but that they don’t honour their invitations.

Kajubu said that much as the guest refuse to come for the programmes, the radio presenters should not use this advantage but research and get facts before going on air.


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