By Ivan Mwine
Former Rubaga North Member of Parliament is not happy at all with the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), which he says is not playing its oversight role of regulating the content that airs on TV and radio stations across the country.
Kasibante’s particular problem is UCC’s failure to regulate very vulgar content like songbird Sheebah Karungi’s ‘Yolo’ song, which he says contains some very vulgar lyrics.
A visibly annoyed Kasibante made his point known when he wrote thus on Facebook;
“ Listened to some Radio station, playing; nnyamba oggulewo ekinyolo, omale onkoleko emikolo, reportedly by Shiba!. Wondered if the Uganda communications commission (UCC) that confiscated Radio CBS’s license for an offense that is up to now not clear, was still in place, such highly and directly vulgarized art piece, would be allowed to test Uganda airwaves!”
He added that; “If I am mistaken and UCC is still in place, then it is headed by highly hopeless people, how does such content find its way to the airwaves that must highly be regulated against vulgarity!?”
Well, it seems UCC has not yet read Kasibante’s rant on Facebook, especially since it is the same institution that switched off the social media App from operating in Uganda, although Ugandans still access it using VPN.
This is because they are yet to reply to Kasibante or address his issue by investigating the matter and letting the country know what action they have taken.