Media in Kigezi tipped on Development
By Alex Gahima
The Uganda Media Centre (U.M.C) has called on Media practitioners in Kigezi region to use their various platforms to promote development and desist from using the airwaves to divide people.
The call was made by the Assistant executive director in-charge of electronics at U.M.C Obed Katurebe who said Media plays a pivotal role in influencing communities on decision making.
Katurebe explained that Uganda Media center which under the office of the President is prepared to provide timely information to the public about on-going developments in the region.
The Uganda Media Center is currently headed by Ofwono Opondo, who is also the Government spokesperson.
Katurebe, who was meeting with News Editors, producers and talk show hosts said the radios across the country are now more than 300 which has increased competition for listenership.
He noted that many radios no longer conduct developmental program but instead host trouble makers who speak without carefully researching and verifying information
Katurebe advised media houses to ensure that presenters on the radio take an extra step to read and interrogate the issues to be discussed before rushing to speak on the microphone.
He pledged that Government is prepared to support all media houses with accurate content for public consumption.
Kigezi region has more than 25 radios and several online platforms