Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Kasese scribes start newspaper

Kasese scribes start newspaper
By John B. Thawite 05.01.2012
District Information Officer, Kasese

ANOTHER newspaper has entered the newspaper industry, this time from the Rwenzori region.

The Rwenzori Voice, a monthly initiated in May 2011, is ran by a group of journalists in Kasese district.

They include Gideon Thabughakibi, the paper's Board of Directors chairperson, Edward Makanika, Francis Happy Muhindo and Misairi Thembo Kahungu.

Visiting the Rwenzururu king, Charles Wesley Mumbere, the Irema-Ngoma in Kasese Municipality January 4, the proprietors said their paper's main target was to convey positive image of the Rwenzori region by objectively covering events and issues that affect everyone.

They requested the Omusinga to be an ambassador for the young publication by lobbying cooperate companies to advertise in the publications

The Irema-Ngoma commended the media in the Rwenzori region for mobilising for and promotion the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu.

"The media was very influential in mobilsing support for our kingdom struggle until it was finally recognized by the government," Mumbere said.

Mumbere urged the newspaper publishers to withstand all the likely challenges and to aspire for ethical and balanced reporting if they are to win the local and international readership.