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Pastor Yiga Has 59 Days to Clean Up ABS TV to Avoid Eternal Switch Off

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The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has given ABS TV management 60 days to prove to the regulator that the station has put in place measures against offensive shows.

On Tuesday, UCC executive director Godfrey Mutabazi ordered the TV station off air for falling short of minimum broadcasting standards.

ABS TV owner Augustine Yiga, a controversial city ‘pastor’, now has been given 60 days effective from September 05, to modify programs or have his station eternally switched off.

For now, the suspension means that ABS TV is switched off but retains its broadcasting license.

But UCC could revoke the license if the station does not overhaul its programming.

“Please be advised that if, within 60 (sixty) days from the date hereof [September 05], the Commission does not receive convincing representation from ABS TELEVISION demonstrating measures instituted to ensure that all its programmes have been modified to comply with the law, the Commission shall commence proceedings to REVOKE ABS TELEVISION’s broadcast license without any further notice,” read Mutabazi’s letter in part.

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