UCC Reopens KBS FM


By APN Team



Uganda Communication Commission-UCC reopened the   Kanungu Broadcasting Services – KBS in Kanungu district.

Engineer Godfrey Mutabazi, the Executive Director UCC wrote to city businessman, James Musinguzi Garuga, the Managing Director, Kanungu Broadcasting Services on October 20th directing him to cease operations effective immediately for alleged breach of the minimum broadcasting standards.

UCC accused KBS of ignoring directives from UCC to stop the broadcast of certain programs that violate the minimum broadcasting standards.


Godfrey  Mutabazi the Uganda Communications commission boss  also accused  the radio station for failing to submitting recordings of the said programs as directed in the Commission letter dated October 17th.

The radio station was however on Monday evening allowed to hit the air waves again and the ban by Uganda Communications commission was suspended.

KBS is a popular destination for opposition leaders targeting audiences in the districts of Kanungu, Rukungiri, Kabale and Kisor

The suspension of the ban was on the 23rd welcomed with jubilations by staff members and the listeners.

The ban was suspended pending investigations into the matter.

According to the station manager Ronald Agaba alias Mwene Ngaro, the suspension was uncalled for since they operation within the law governing the media in Uganda.
The management of the station later hosted their staff members and a group of listeners to a dinner at  Bigira Royale Hotel in  Kanungu town council.

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