UBC Agrees to Offer All Presidential Candidates Free Air
Following the directive by Electoral Commission to provide free airspace on their television, Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) has agreed to provide free airspace on their Television and Radios for all the Uganda Presidential candidates.
Wilfred Senyange, the UBC spokesperson confirmed the development. “We have contacted all the presidential candidates to get their schedules, to know where they will be at particular time and asked them people will work with as contacts,” he said.
He added that they have also asked the electoral commission for all the necessary details about the candidates like their contacts and schedules.
UBC has four television stations and 11 radio stations across the country airing in different dialects.
However, the media house’s Deputy Managing Director Maurice Mugisha said they already had an arrangement for everyone that’s been running since electioneering started.
“We allocated time each week for one presidential candidate on One on One hosted by Michael Jordan Lukomwa. We also have other platforms on Radio and TV like UBCBehindTheHeadlines where airtime is provided on invitation by the producers. Our rates for political adverts and campaigns are at a discount,” Mugisha said.