Uganda broadcasting corporation (UBC) the longest serving media house in Uganda flagged off over 30 veteran broadcasters who have been working for the station since its peak times in the colonial days and the early 1970’s. In a way to appreciate the former technicians, broadcasters, graphic designers plus staff within the production departments on both radio and TV, UBC organized a workshop at Pearl of Africa hotel their former home at Nakasero hill before shifting to plot 17/19 Nile avenue with an objective to induct retired staff into post-employment life.
UBC veteran staff send off comes at a time when the station is undergoing complete restructuring with the addition of new radio and tv stations including the popular Magic 1 HD, Ugospel, Magic 100fm, Mega fm,Star radio,Ubc radio among other stations that broadcast from the Nile avenue based media house.During the send off Enterprise Uganda Executive Director Charles Ocici advised retirees to invest wisely and change their lifestyles.
” A retirement letter is always painful,but it should not disorganize anyone. You only need to adjust and accept the situation at hand.It is never too late to change your life and start a new if you had not planned anything”Charles Ocici
Veteran broadcasters including Al Haji Abdul Nsereko and Dick Mulima Ssempaka who have commanded the airwaves for decades where many fresh young graduates largely failed Joined the then UTV while still young students at Kampala’s top schools and have worked for over 40years while anchoring for both radio and television.
UBC was founded as a result of the Uganda broadcasting corporation act of 2004 which merged the operations of Uganda television and Radio Uganda. However, currently comprises of UBC tv, Star tv, Ugospel,UBC Magic 1 and Magic fm, Ubc radio,Ubc west,West nile fm,Mega fm television and radio stations respectively.