National Perspective – The Legacy of CBS

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More than one year ago, police officers and officials at the Uganda Broadcasting Commission stormed Bulange, the seat of the Buganda Kingdom in Mengo.  They had one mission in mind.  To shut down Central Broadcasting Station, the kingdom-owned radio that was one of President Yoweri Museveni’s most vocal and persistent critics.

CBS radio was accused of slander, exaggeration, fomenting hatred against government and inciting violence that spread throughout Kampala, Masaka and Kayunga in September last year.  It was charged with turning the Kabaka of Buganda into a political ruler capable of overriding national laws.

The CBS signal was switched off, its doors locked and over 100 people rendered jobless. The broadcast environment in Uganda was left with a huge hole.

This week, National Perspective deployed Edward Bindhe in Masaka, George Matovu and Halima Athumani in Kampala and Aldon Walukamba in Jinja to visit this bastion of broadcasting in Uganda in order to uncover The Legacy of CBS

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