UCC puts Radio Hoima off air   

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Radio Hoima's licence has been suspended by UCC

Uganda Communications Commission [UCC] has suspended the broadcasting license of Radio Hoima accused of broadcasting sectarian programmes.

In his letter to the managing director of the radio dated May 25, 2017, Eng Godfrey Mutabazi said they have received numerous complaints from members of the public against those uttering sectarian, inciteful statements and promoting ethnic prejudiced by “Bukiterepa group”.

The UCC boss said this was in breach of the minimum broadcasting standards as provided for in section 331 and schedule 4 f the Uganda communications act 2013

“In light of this serious breach and in accordance with section 41 of the Uganda communications act 2013, the commission here by suspends your radio broadcasting license as further investigations into this matter are being carried out.”

Mutabazi directed the radio to cease operations immediately.

He further directed to the managing director to provide all recordings of all programmes where members of “Bukiterepa” were hosted in the last 60 days

If UCC doesn’t receive any representation from the radio within 60 days, it will revoke the broadcasting license for good.