By Ivan Mwine
Popular journalist Frank Walusimbi, who recently resigned his position as senior news anchor at NTV, has finally revealed why he quit is job.
Walusimbi, as you read this, is comfortably enjoying life after he landed a juicy slot at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
“This is to let you know that I took on a new role as Associate Communications Officer at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR – the UN refugee agency in Uganda. For some days now, I have been fathoming out the appreciation and best wishes you sent out to me when I announced that I had ceased my duties at NTV. Words alone cannot express my gratitude,” Walusimbi said on social media over weekend.
He added that; “My new role is spanned by humanitarian work and I invite you to contact us should you have an inquiry about refugee matters. Thank you and best wishes.”
Walusimbi joined NTV Uganda in 2006 when the station was launched in Uganda and anchored his first news bulletin on December 25, 2006.
Over the years, he made viewers fall in love with the Luganda news bulletin thanks to his unique and calm style of anchoring.
Walusimbi was born on August 29, 1981, at Kilembe Mines Hospital, Kasese.
He went to Busega Preparatory Primary School, Uganda Martyrs’ Secondary School, Rubaga for his Uganda Certificate of Education, and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education.
He studied for a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication at Uganda Christian University and also holds a Masters’ degree in Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University.
In 2004, while in his final year at Uganda Christian University, Walusimbi started contributing to the Sunday Vision Magazine as a Features Writer, before he proceeded to join the Daily Monitor in 2005 as a features writer and reporter.
It was from Daily Monitor that he crossed to NTV in 2006 where he worked for 15 years.