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Lango: UCC shuts down 2 local radios

By Simon Komakech

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has shut down 90.6 FM Radio Divine (Apac) and 101.6 Hot FM (Amolatar).

In a notice Monday, the Commission cites Section 26 (1) of the UCC Act which stipulates that a person shall not install or operate a radio station or any related  broadcasting apparatus without a license issued by the UCC. Section 27 (1) of the Act requires that a person shall not broadcast without a broadcasting license issued by the Commission.

Giving the above background, the UCC shut down Divine FM and Hot FM for repeated “failure to obtain a valid broadcastig license from the Commission.”

Other radios shut down are: Kisoro FM, Peace FM (Kitgum), Clouds FM (Fort Portal) and Iraka Rwentunguka (Ruhiira).

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