Nabeta to Gov't: Eliminate Bureaucracies at UBC

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In short
Speaking during the hand over to the incoming UBC board chairperson Simon Kaheru this afternoon, Nabeta said UBC has inherent problems since it is a government institution, where certain procedures must be followed.

Nathan Nabeta, the former Board Chairperson of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation has blamed the poor performance over the national broadcaster on bureaucratic processes in management.
 
Speaking during the hand over to the incoming UBC board chairperson Simon Kaheru this afternoon, Nabeta said UBC has inherent problems since it is a government institution, where certain procedures must be followed.
 

He says despite being a government corporation, there is need for government to give UBC a leeway to adapt to the business environment
 
 
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According to Nabeta, the biggest challenge facing UBC is inadequate funding. He says the UBC management can neither retire staff nor improve on its content due funding gaps.
 
 
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In his acceptance speech, Kaheru promised to work with the rest of the team to build UBC. He however, admitted that changing around the institution is an uphill task.

 
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Uganda Broadcasting Corporation is the public broadcaster of Uganda. It was formed as a result of the "Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Act, 2004", which merged the operations of Uganda Television and Radio Uganda. 



Currently, UBC operates several radio and television channels.

 

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Alex Otto
“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

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