KAMPALA — Former NTV and NBS talkshow host Charles Adongtho has signed with public broadcaster UBC—birthing a new political show UBC behind the headlines to air every Wednesday.
Odongtho, whose name is synonymous with NBS’s popular talkshow –NBS Frontline, a current affairs program he started alongside DP’s president Nobert Mao, Ofwono Opondo and Miria Matembe resigned the position in March for private businesses.
Odongtho confirmed that the premier show “Behind the Headlines” will be aired on Wednesday at 10PM, hosting three regular panelists including Abdu Katuntu; a senior lawyer and experienced legislator, Rhamathan Ngobi, an economist and
Ms Margaret Muhanga, a Development Consultant and veteran journalist with legislative experience of 10 years in Parliament.
The show will also host a special guest every week, “to put together a credible show which is authoritative, definitive in information and not premised on emotions.
Mr. Odongotho says there has been a slump in quality of debate on most of the talk-shows and yet Ugandans are yearning for such especially as the country enters a political season.
“Dialogue is the beginning of Democracy. Constructive, and Informed Dialogue, is even better, and more worthy! At a critical time of elections, Uganda needs an alternative platform for people to know what goes on behind the scenes. Be ready for real debate” Odongtho said, maintaining that his potential to build massive talkshows from a scratch is undisputed having made a mark at NTV’s Newsnight, and NBS Frontline.
He reiterated optimism in building on UBC’s huge broadcast network coverage and the best signal it has in the country.