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Legislators urge gov’t to merge UBC and New Vision

Bethel | 95timefm


Legislators have urged government to consider merging Uganda Broadcasting Corporation and the New Vision following reports of non-performance.

MPs made this proposal while scrutinizing the budgetary allocations to UBC for the Financial Year 2023/2024, arguing that government should not continue injecting money in an entity which they said has consistently under performed.

Sheema County South MP Hon. Elijah Mushemeza said that the Shs66 billion that UBC is seeking for digital transformation lacks grounds for its justification.

This was during the Budget Committee meeting in which Hon. Igeme Nathan Nabeta, presented the report of the Committee of Information, Communication, Technology and National Guidance, on the budgetary projections of the ICT sector for the Financial Year 2023/2024.