Uganda bans live coverage of Parliament proceedings
Thursday September 28 2017
Ugandan MPs fight in Parliament after trading accusations of smuggling a gun in the House during plenary on September 26, 2017. PHOTO | ALEX ESAGALA | NMG
UCC boss, Godfrey Mutabazi claimed that the live broadcasts were “inciting the public, discriminating, stirring up hatred, promoting a culture of violence amongst the viewers and are likely to create public insecurity or violence.”
Legislators and other Ugandans are sharply divided on the impending scrapping of Article 102 (b) from the Constitution that bars people who are above 75 years from contesting for presidency.
The Commission warned that it would not hesitate to carry out enforcement for non-compliance with these guidelines and any further breach will result in suspension and revocation of licenses in accordance with Section 41 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013.