By Ahura Mujuni Mark
Ugandan television stations with little local content risk being closed next year.
Uganda Communications Commission ED ,Godfrey Mutabazi, revealed this at a session at Uganda Film festival organized by UCC in Kampala between Aug. 26—30.
Mutabazi said that free to air television licensees must ensure that an average of 70% of its programming during primetime (6PM—11PM) consists of Ugandan content.
Of the 70% content required by UCC, 50% must feature drama, comedy and reality show programmes, while 10% should be reserved for local documentary programmes, 5% for sports and 5% for children’s programmes.
“Come January, if the 70% of local content is not on local television, we shall close them down,” Mutabazi said.