The hey days of media motor-mouth and ex- presidential press secretary, Tamale Mirundi could be long gone as he could be stopped from peddling his controversial political opinions across the various radio and TV stations.
This comes after the Uganda Communications Commission on Monday issued a warning to a number of media houses over the continued hosting of former presidential press secretary Tamale Mirundi as a guest speaker, regarding the content of the programs.
UCC executive director Godfrey Mutabazi indicated, during the warning, that investigations conducted found the language used by Tamale Mirundi in such programs as profane and abusive which breaches section 29(a) and section 31 of the Uganda Communications Act 2013 which states that; “The holder of a license or a producer of a broadcasting station or disseminating apparatus shall— (a) ensure that what is broadcast is not contrary to public morality; (b) retain a record of all that is broadcast, for not less than sixty days”.
“The language used doesn’t deserve to be on the airwaves. The commission therefore directs you to stop broadcasting such programs with immediate effect,” the directive stated.
However a day after the warning letter, some media houses defied the order and went ahead to host Mirundi on early morning talk shows and he affirms that he will be on other stations to continue spilling what he calls ‘democracy’.
We are only hoping Tamale’s stubbornness doesn’t land him in the league of individuals whose immunity has become resistant to the effects of tear gas and thumping from the police.