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Parliament of Uganda to start own radio station

Parliament’s director of communications Chris Obore made the announcement: NET PHOTO

Parliament – The Parliament of Uganda is in the final stages of starting it’s own FM radio station, which officials will help disseminate key information from legislators to the public.

The radio, which will cost Shs350m, is to be based in Parliament’s basement. The establishment of the radio is sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme.

According to the director of communications at Parliament, Mr Chris Obore, the decision to set up the radio is on realisation that other stations could not effectively communicate the messages from the House.

He added that they are now working on setting up key infrastructure such as masts and seeking a license from the Uganda Communications Commission before the radio is fully functional.

There are more than 100 radio stations in Uganda, most of which are based in Kampala.

According to the 2014 Population and Housing census, radio is the most popular form of mass media in Uganda.

 

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