The Uganda Communications Commissions (UCC), has directed all private TV and radio stations to air President Yoweri Museveni’s new year message, live.
This was contained in a statement that PML Daily has seen Thursday morning.
“The commission hereby directs all broadcasters to ensure that the presidential New Year’s message is transmitted live on their stations on December 31 between 10.00PM and 12.00 midnight,” read the statement in part.
The statement, however, did not spell out the punishment to be meted on broadcasters who fail to comply with the directive.
Kin Kariisa, the chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), said they were trying to convince the president to shift his message to 7.00 PM because between 10PM and midnight on December 31, various stations had already set their New Year programming.