UBC to receive 30B Every Financial Year

Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) will be receiving 30Billion Uganda shillings to alleviate it’s constraints .

This budget inclusion comes as a directive from President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni through a letter dated March 6,2023 addressed to the Prime Minister Robinah Nabanja.

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According to the President, he had received a letter from Winston Agaba ,the Managing Director UBC complaining of over funding by the government among other complaints.

“In the budget 2024/2025, we should start giving them the 30Billion per annum they have been crying about.”

Other directives included them acquiring State of the Art equipment, all government bodies advertising through UBC and government taking up all UBC debt.

Meanwhile a budget execution circular released for financial 2023/2024 has similarly direct all government to advertise through UBC and the New Vision.

However , it has also ordered for a clean up of the staff at UBC directing that all staff not in the audit as per the Auditor General’s report be deleted from the pay roll by 30th July ,2023.

The circular also restricted that there should be no new recruitment of staff during this financial year except for replacements.

Uganda Broadcasting Corporation is Uganda’s public media which is meant to be sustained by tax payers money . Unfortunately, the media has now and again grappled with debt , old equipment and delayed payments to staff and service providers.

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