To: All Capital Radio Limited Presenters
Cc: Caroline Mukidi Wandera, Derick Nkajja, Jared Mokobo, George Manyali, Patricia Okoed Bukumunhe, Gloria Nakiyimba
Date: 29th September 2009
Re: BUGANDA CONTENT
Following a meeting with the Broadcasting Council today concerning certain forms of on air content on Beat FM that can be deemed inciting and may have potential to inflame public sentiments, we are required to make key adjustments to our content broadcast on both Capital Radio and Beat FM.
All content relating to Buganda-the Buganda Kingdom and the institution of the Kabaka-will not be aired on both stations, unless as positive stories run in the New Vision or Bukedde newspapers covered in our press review. The stories which are positive are those that enhance the relationship between the Central Government and the Buganda Kingdom and do not incite the public into violence. In this context we shall not however give opinion but report them as fact.
More specific to Beat FM, we shall:
(a) Stop all talk and promos in support of Buganda Certificates.
(b) Stop all talk and promos in support of the Buganda Football Tournament Cup finals Amasaza Cup this Saturday
(c) Stop all songs about Buganda and in some cases those about Buganda ’s quest for federo or those eulogizing the Kabaka and SeKabaka’s.
(d) Stop all traditional drums and shakers that introduced the evening drive interspersed with homage to the Kabaka.
(e) Stop any other comment that promotes the Buganda Kingdom or the Kabaka.
(f) Stop all news coverage about Mengo or the Kabaka.
We shall only focus on lifestyle and entertainment content throughout our broadcasts.
For any future changes on this policy, I will duly communicate
Deputy General Manager
Capital Radio Limited
NB: This article was first discovered by KS and published on his blog www.ashrineformyfather.com