KAMPALA – NBS TV has on Tuesday, June 23 launched the “Political Command Center” ahead of the 2021 general elections.
Senior Political reporter Joseph Sabiiti will also mark his return to the station to report the 2021 polls.
Mr Sabiiti had quit NBS TV in September 2019 and joined Kansanga-based NGO, Action Aid International as communications officer.
With the launch of the political command center, NBS TV has put together an extensive plan to cover the whole nation, the station has also committed to availing all its resources both human and technology to ensure it’s viewers are kept updated.
The Next Media Services Chief Strategy Officer Joseph Kigozi said the Electoral Commission’s position on scientific elections is well known to everyone by now and NBS has quickly adapted to it.
“All candidates, regardless of their political affiliations or any other divides shall be catered to,” he said.
Speaking at the launch, Head of News and Current Affairs at NBS Joyce Bagala said they are going to, just like they did with their COVID-19 coverage, adjust their programming to ensure they’re [viewers] all well updated.
“On Monday, June 27, you can expect a new property that will come to you daily at midday with all the latest on the elections from across the country, along with our 4:30pm and 8:30pm special bulletins,” Bagala said.
She added that through their fully flegded research department, they will conduct opinion polls in the central region along with selected hotspots across the country.
“These are set to be both online and on ground,” She said.