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“Government Has No Explanation To Pull Us Out From Radio Stations,” Besigye

Police in Mubende District raided Mubende FM switchIng it off air in attempt to stop Dr Besigye from appearing on a live talk show.

The Board chairperson of Aulogo FM in Adjumani District, Mr Williams Anyama has fired Mr Amacha Goli, a talk show host.

Mr Anyama submitted a letter directed to the station manager detailed with a written explanation on the circumstances surrounding the planned radio talk show meant to host former presidential contender Dr Kizza Besigye and other officials, which was stopped by government security agencies and led to a scuffle at Aulogo.

Dr Besigye said “Government has no explanation to pull us out from radio stations. They are spoiling radio businesses. We had paid Shs1.6 million in Adjumani for a talk show of only two hours. This is also charged on us exorbitantly to keep us off But we paid. Police came and stopped us, we shall keep on fighting for our rights.”

What is wrong with hosting Dr. Besigye on the radio station? This is an attempt to curtail media freedom in Adjumani in order to be inclined to one party. This is unethical and unprofessional because some of the media are owned by the party members and journalists are pressured on doing public relations story said Mr Julius Asiimwe, the station manager of Aulogo FM.

He added “We appeal to human rights organisations and legal fraternities to come to our rescue because we are society’s mirror, which is now being broken by politicians who own these radio stations and want us to dance to their tunes.