Monitor staff quit newsroom one after the other

Journalists' demonstration at Daily Monitor offices some time back

There seems to be a crisis at the Namuwongo based daily newspaper, Daily Monitor, after some of its staff left the premises never to return.

Isaac Imaka, a Parliament reporter, on Thursday tendered in his resignation and left Namuwongo for good.

A president of Uganda Parliamentary Press Association (UPPA), Imaka says he made up his mind to move on.

On May 18, Imaka on behalf of UPPA, signed a one year MoU worth Shs75m with NBS T.V. to be the official broadcasters of the monthly Press Plenary.

Janet Napio, a former Radio One presenter, also smartly walked out of Namuwongo to join African Centre for Media Excellence [ACME].

In the same confusion, another firebrand Sheila Wamboga resigned on May 15 to join the Judiciary where she will work as a communications officer.

With a nearly empty newsroom, Monitor quickly rushed to Twitter and splashed job advertisements calling for editors and other writers.

“WE ARE HIRING: Deputy Production editor- Degree in Mass communication or any related field.”

“JOB FOR YOU: Multimedia editor- to create/edit videos, images.”

“VACANCY: Sub Editor News- Mass Communication Degree.”


The newspaper also advertised for the Managing editor content generation.

The leading daily needs an editor for Full Woman magazine, bureau chiefs for Jinja and Mbale, Multimedia editor, editor for Seeds of Gold, a sub editor, Online editor and a parliament reporter to replace Imaka.