KAMPALA – Another NTV Uganda Luganda news anchors Hatma Nalugwa Sekaaya has crossed from the Serena-based Television to NBS Television as the mass exodus of staff continues.
Ms. Nalugwa has defected to Kamwokya based popular station according to an official communication from Next Media Service.
The celebrated Luganda news anchor and popular Mwasuze Mutya has been officially unveiled to NBS television staff on Tuesday August 27.
“I am happy to announce that we have a new addition to the Next Media Family. Please welcome miss Hatima Nalugwa Sekaaya our newest baby to NBS Amasengejje,” reads a memo sent to NBS staff by Mr. Paul Lwanga Chief People Office at the Next Media Services.
Ms. Nalugwa with over 11 years of exceptional expertise in news, joins Next Media Services with experience and skills in News anchoring, production and programming.
NTV Uganda has lost a number of experienced staff in the last few month including Head of News Maurice Mugisha who defected to the state-run Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) where he is working as a deputy managing director.
Others include Joel Ssenyonyi who quit for People Power, Rachael Mwine and Charlton Scovia Nakamya.
NBS Television alone has over the years lured number of journalists and senior staff from NTV Uganda.
Some of those that have crossed from NTV to NBS include Douglas Lwanga, Raymond Mujuni, MC Kats and Solomon Sserwanjja.
Others include Rukh-Shana Namuyimbwa, Wisdom Kiyonga, Dean Lubowa Saava and Sheila Mugisha who was a features reporter at NTV.
Waswa Chrismel of News Production team whose contract was allegedly terminated on the arrival of Daniel Kalinaki.
Anita Fabiola who was hosting Be My Date,
Dean Lubowa Sava,
Charles Odongtho is now a top political commenter at NBS TV, Charles used to do the Fourth Estate show on NTV every Sunday at 10 pm,
Samuel Walugembe, formerly the chief graphics at NTV
Godfrey Badebye among others.
Competition in the television industry has seen industry players jostling for the small number of creative journalists leading to continued Cross-Overs.
This comes barely a month after NBS Television also poached from Buganda owned BBS Television
Mr Zambali Brasio Mukasa who was anchoring news at Buganda Kingdom’s BBS Television and on their affiliate CBS radio station was unveiled as part of Next Media Services recently.
The popular journalist officially joined NBS Television where he’s already anchoring the ‘Amasengejje’.