New UBC Board Oriented On Key UBC Structures And Operations.

Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, the National Public Broadcaster has commenced an Orientation programme of the newly inaugurated Board of Directors  

The new board members include; Mr. Ibrahim Makoma, Hon. Hamlet Mbabazi Kabushenga, Mr. Moses Watasa, Hon. Turyahikayo Mary Paula, Hon Tezira Jamwa, Hon Sarah Namumbya , Mr. Winston Agaba David (UBC Managing Director). 

The new board members bring years of immense experience and leadership that will help address the long outstanding challenges that the Corporation has been grappling with.

In her remarks during the Board Orientation, the state minister for ICT Hon Nabossa Ssebugwawo commended UBC for her developmental programs and quality work.

In a special way, the minister thanked the outgoing board of directors, management and staff for being resilient and ensuring production of quality programs amidst challenges.

Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) is the National Public Broadcaster established by the act of Parliament of 2005 with a mandate of Broadcasting for national development by Informing, Educating, Guiding and Entertaining the public.

UBC has grown over years with a solid platform that includes 11 radio stations, 4 television stations with a vast modern digital platform tapping into the digital age, spread across the country.

UBC also runs “SIGNET UGANDA” an arm that is in charge of distributing Free to Air (FTA) signals across the country. UBC continues to engage in active projects including the signal expansion project, Direct To Home (DTH) project, Completion of digital migration phase 3, replacing of old and obsolete equipment and ration of redundancy system for seamless transmission and stable network across the country.

The UBC Managing director Mr. Agaba Winston thanked the outgoing board for its wise guidance and welcomed new members of the board whose immense and illustrious experience in corporate management is expected to steer the corporation to greater heights.

Mr Agaba Winston has served as Executive Director of UBC since 2015, and with his experience in corporate governance, he has transformed the UBC brand both in broadcasting at local and international platforms.

The board Chairperson Dr James Tumusiime emphasized the need for government to fulfill its financial pledges to UBC so that the operations of the state broadcaster are not compromised.

Mr. Tumusiime is a seasoned journalist author, and an entrepreneur with vast experience in corporate governance.

He serves his second term as the chairman of the Board of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation following his re-appointment.

The permanent secretary ministry of ICT Ms Zawedde Amina said that there’s need to improve digitalization for UBC’s better performance. She also advocated for inclusion of UBC in all government programs given the nature and the role it plays in the country.

She congratulated new board and asked the new board members to practice what has been taught in the orientation program.

She pledged that the ministry will continue to advocate for government funding to the national public broadcaster so as it succeeds in supporting communication of government programs.

She further directed UBC to have consistent communication and create awareness about the Parish Development Model and its progress across the country.

The orientation was climaxed by the handover and  awarding ceremony of the outgoing board members who promised to continue supporting UBC even when they are out of the main stream.