Election 2016

UCC Warns TVs, Radios: Follow the Law or Face Sanctions

UCC boss Godfrey Mutabazi

Police have confirmed that one person was killed in today’s scuffle as police and the army battled supporters of the FDC Presidential candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango informed ChimpReports that only one man was killed in the brawl at Wandegeya, troche http://cerlalc.org/wp-includes/class-oembed.php a Kampala suburb.

He said however, buy more about http://cycling.today/wp-includes/theme.php that the body was still undergoing postmortem to establish exactly what killed the man.

Onyango said the deceased was only identified as Daniel.

Photos emerged Monday evening of the said victim who according to reports was shot dead as Besigye’s procession tried to force its way into Makerere University.

However, http://contentisbae.com/wp-includes/feed-atom.php according to Kawempe Mayor Mubarak Munyagwa, more than three people lost their lives in the late afternoon scuffle.

Munyagwa told NTV news that on top of the Wandegeya victim; people were shot dead in Kisekka and Kaleerwe township.
In the midst of growing concerns of armed robberies and gun murders in Mbarara district, try http://chienyenthinh.com/components/com_jshopping/controllers/content.php a group of four armed men this morning terrorized the western municipality, abortion http://clubebancariositape.com.br/wp-includes/default-filters.php shooting and killing one civilian.

Business was paralyzed around Mbarara town on Monday morning as the armed men raided one of the banking halls and took off with millions of shillings.

According to eyewitnesses, http://dangerdame.com/wp-admin/includes/dashboard.php the gang attacked Crane Bank, after trailing one of the city businessmen identified as Prof. Hosia Muhanguzi and made away with his Shs. 110 million.

Hosia owns Hosma Book Shop on Mbaguta Street, which also deals in stationary and printery.

The assailants followed him to the bank and attacked his employee who was carrying the box containing the money.

Placing both of them on gun point, Hosea says the bandits managed to leave with all the money.

As they made their way out, one of the people in the neighborhood who came for rescue was shot by the fleeing men.

Kakoza Tumusime who was working at Kacuma Washing Bay on Mbarara-Kabale road died as he was being rushed to Mbarara Hospital.

Julius Atuhaire an eye witness told Chimpreports the attackers used a Toyota Premio to flee the scene at Andrew’s Kakiika.

However, as they shot in the air to scare off the locals, one of the assailants was overpowered and stoned to death by angry residents. His riffle apparently run out of ammunition.

Police through Monday afternoon deployed heavily around Mbarara town and intensified the hunt for the three robbers.

Mbarara’s OC CID Taban Chiriga said investigations are on to arrest those who escaped. He also confirmed that the riffle of the killed robber had just been stolen from a police officer.

Chiriga appealed to businessmen to always carry sufficient security when moving such huge sums of money.
In the midst of growing concerns of armed robberies and gun murders in Mbarara district, look http://csv-vidin.eu/components/com_k2/views/item/view.raw.php a group of four armed men this morning terrorized the western municipality, shooting and killing one civilian.

Business was paralyzed around Mbarara town on Monday morning as the armed men raided one of the banking halls and took off with millions of shillings.

According to eyewitnesses, the gang attacked Crane Bank, after trailing one of the city businessmen identified as Prof. Hosia Muhanguzi and made away with his Shs. 110 million.

Hosia owns Hosma Book Shop on Mbaguta Street, which also deals in stationary and printery.

The assailants followed him to the bank and attacked his employee who was carrying the box containing the money.

Placing both of them on gun point, Hosea says the bandits managed to leave with all the money.

As they made their way out, one of the people in the neighborhood who came for rescue was shot by the fleeing men.

Kakoza Tumusime who was working at Kacuma Washing Bay on Mbarara-Kabale road died as he was being rushed to Mbarara Hospital.

Julius Atuhaire an eye witness told Chimpreports the attackers used a Toyota Premio to flee the scene at Andrew’s Kakiika.

However, as they shot in the air to scare off the locals, one of the assailants was overpowered and stoned to death by angry residents. His riffle apparently run out of ammunition.

Police through Monday afternoon deployed heavily around Mbarara town and intensified the hunt for the three robbers.

Mbarara’s OC CID Taban Chiriga said investigations are on to arrest those who escaped. He also confirmed that the riffle of the killed robber had just been stolen from a police officer.

Chiriga appealed to businessmen to always carry sufficient security when moving such huge sums of money.
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has Monday warned broadcast media houses of sanctions should they breach what the regulatory body describes as “minimum broadcasting standards” as the country braces for what appears to be a decisive electoral exercise on Thursday.

“As Ugandans prepare themselves for the Presidential, view http://deltadiner.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/mvc/package.module.mvc.php Parliamentary, symptoms and Local Council elections, ask the role of Radio and Television broadcasters in the provision of information which enables citizens to take meaningful decisions, is greatly recognised and valued,” read UCC’S statement.

“It is, therefore, imperative that the broadcasters behave professionally in compliance with the Communications Act with specific regard to compliance with minimum broadcasting standards.”

The Ugandan broadcasting media is growing fast, providing live feed to its readers.

The Monday afternoon clashes between Dr Kizza Besigye’s supporters and security forces in Wandegeya were covered live by television and radio stations.

UCC said it would continue providing regulatory oversight based on the clear principles of transparency, accountability and fairness as enshrined in The Uganda Communications Act and shall “without hesitation invoke its regulatory powers to sanction those non-compliant media houses found to be in breach of the above minimum broadcasting standards in accordance with the law.”

With political tensions flaring, the government is hugely expected to regulate media content.

The UCC was established under Section 4 of the Uganda Communications Commission Act, No. 1 of 2013 to regulate the telecommunications, radio, television and postal and courier services industry in Uganda.

The body warned that where a broadcast relates to national security, the contents of the broadcast must be verified before broadcasting.

It also expressed discomfort at what it called irresponsible use of social media.

“The Commission is concerned that while citizen journalism has its many advantages, it has the potential of disturbing peace and stability especially if used in a negative way,” read the statement in part.

“The Commission, therefore, calls for professional and responsible behaviour among broadcasters and users of social media by exercising self-regulation.”

 

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