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EC, Online Media Publishers in Agreement over Voter Sensitization ahead of 2021 General Elections

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The Electoral Commission and the Online Media Publishers Association (OMPA) this morning agreed to work together towards sensitizing the public and voters as the country prepares for the 2021 General Elections.

This move is in line with the Electoral Commission’s strategy to mobilize stakeholder support as they prepare for the General Elections. The Electoral body pledged to offer training workshops at National and Regional levels for media personnel so as to equip them with knowledge of the electoral process to enable improvement in the area of election reporting.

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Speaking to the members of the Association, Electoral Commission Secretary, Mr. Sam Rwakoojo said the meeting was very crucial to discuss our electoral process and how we can work together to enhance democracy, good governance, stability and prosperity as 2021 fast approaches.


Sam Rwakoojo, Secretary of the Electoral Commission hands over a copy of the General Elections Roadmap for 2020/2021 to Giles Muhame, President of the OMPA.

“The general public, and particularly the electorate, will be following all the electoral activities through the media. We, therefore, consider it very crucial for media practitioners to have a deeper understanding of the roadmap and the processes involved, in order to ease your information and education functions,” he remarked.

“As a country which is at the point of making critical decisions concerning its leadership, we count on you to promote awareness among the national and international community, about the readiness of Ugandans for a smooth electoral exercise. ” he continued.

The Electoral Commission called upon online media publishers to pay extra attention to the promotion of balanced and objective coverage of the 2021 General Elections Roadmap, to exercise the highest level of professionalism so as to avoid chances of inciting violence through unbalanced, inaccurate or inflammatory reporting. On media safety during the electoral process, the Commission promised to develop guidelines on media rights as well as their responsibilities, presence, security.

Giles Muhame, President of the Online Media Publishers Association called for a portion of the Electoral Commission budget to be spent on advertising with online news platforms since audiences are heavily moving online.

Concluding the meeting, Sam Rwakoojo reassured the members of the Association and the general public about the electoral body’s commitment to peaceful fraud-free elections in 2021:

“The Commission has built and continues to build capacity at all levels, to meet the legal, technological, logistical and administrative challenges which often come with polling day and post polling processes. We count on you to project Uganda in a positive way, that is, as a people who are committed to a peaceful electoral process”, he concluded.

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StarTimes to give out 23,000,000ugx in first ever obstacle course competition

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StarTimes has today launched Uganda’s first ever obstacle course challenge competition. Today in press conference at Arirang restaurant, the Pay-TV service operator reaffirmed it’s commitment to providing subscribers with the best of compelling content.

The competition dubbed Hisense Challengers Uganda is a sports entertainment competition show which will be held at Mandela National Stadium. It will feature hundreds of competitors attempting to complete a series of obstacle courses of increasing difficulty for a cash prize of $6000, about 23,000,000ugx.

Each competitor is expected to overcome various physical obstacles in form of stepping stones, rope climbing, balancing bridge, bowling, sack racing and a lot more. The winners innthe group stages will automatically qualify for the finals. Being the first sports entertainment competition program in Uganda for both sexes, StarTimes seeks to provide fair platform to let all participate on common ground for the ultimate prize. The competition will be premiered on the StarTimes sports channel in July.

To participate, one must download the StarTimes Mobile App click on the challengers Uganda banner post and follow prompt to register from May 2th.

StarTimes is the leading digital TV operator in Africa serving nearly 20 million users with signal covering the entire Continent and a massive distribution network of 200 brand halls, 3000 convenience stores and 5,000 distributers

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Pointed Nipple Trend Back in Ugandan Fashion

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We had the cleavage era, we had the pantyless era, we are glad to announce that the Pointed Nipple era is back and trending.

Speaking to people, it is time for ladies to give their nipples some space. It is time to let go of the bra and empower the boob.

So just in case you see ladies walk by with pointed nipples, don’t over stare, the trend is back. And it is fully endorsed by the Uganda Boyfriends Association

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Meet Nabongo, the Ugandan Girl Who Has Been to Every Country In The World

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She is not a slay queen, that is why you may not know her. But she will be the first person in the world to have visited every country in every continent.

Jessica Nabongo is an American born Ugandan travel influencer who has been to 170 countries out of the 193 recognized by United Nations. She is left with 25 countries to go and all these she hopes to visit by end of 2019.

In North Korea for example, she could not travel on an American passport and had to use her Ugandan passport to gain entry. She is daring but above all, she is proof that the world is your oyster.

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