President Museveni will on Tuesday commence his nationwide radio tour in Northern Uganda over the proposed Constitutional Amendment bill 2017 that seeks to amend article 26 of the constitution to allow government acquire private land for development projects pending settlement of disputes arising from compensation.
In a letter written dated 5th October 2017, written by Molly Komukama, the principal private secretary to the president directed to Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development the president is scheduled to start radio talk shows in Lira on Tuesday- 17th October, 2017, then be in a Gulu based radio station the following day (Wednesday) before travelling to Adjumani on Thursday. The president will conclude the tour in West Nile on Friday.
The president’s team has not yet unveiled the list of radio stations Museveni will be visiting. However, Lira’s Catholic owned Radio Wa was reportedly their first choice. The Radio which is well known for holding high values and distancing itself from controversies according to a report we are yet to verify rejected the proposal to host the president. The team is now said to be having two options that include; Radio Qfm and Unity FM. Voice of Lango was ruled out because its proprietor, Felix Okot Ogong the Dokolo south MP has severally criticized the president’s leadership and openly campaigned against both contentious age limit and land bills.
In Gulu however, the team is most likely to pick Radio Rupiny, which is owned by Vision Group that is state owned.
President Museveni is currently on a nation wide radio tour, sourcing for support for the contentious land bill.