Namayanja Warns Radio, TV Bosses On Gov’t Airtime

approved geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Government issued a directive for each electronic medium to avail free airtime to Government officials both political and technical so that they can explain Government programmes to the public.

“We are now making it mandatory for every radio station to provide airtime for one hour. Televisions will provide free airtime for 30 minutes and this will run countrywide,” Minister Namayanja told Chimpreports in an exclusive interview.

The Minister warned radio and television proprietors not to dare divert from these terms because the government is bent on achieving its set targets.

“Some radio stations can do it by giving the Government officials chances to utter Governmental programmes in the short run but in the long run, opposition members will too be given a chance,” she pointed out.

She, therefore, called upon all radio and television stations to identify specific hours of the week that will be designated for Government Programmes and forward the results to Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) not later than April, 2014.


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