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Emotional farewell as Frank Walusimbi quits NTV Uganda



By BigEyeUg Team

It is such a heart-stirring moment at NTV Uganda as one of its sensational news anchors, Frank Walusimbi said goodbye.

Frank Walusimbi who has been at the helm of the popular Luganda language news bulletin “NTV Akawungeezi” for the last 15years, ended his inordinate journey at the Kampala Serena Hotel-based station on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

While anchoring his last bulletin on Thursday evening on which he marked exactly 15years, 6months and 23days, Walusimbi was surprised by members from the NTV Uganda news team that bumped into the news session.

Walusimbi and colleagues; Faridah Nakazibwe, Andrew Kyamagero, Solomon Kaweesi, Sandra Nakiwala, Herbert Zziwa, and Sudir Byaruhanga cut cake and as he bid fare-thee-well, surely witnessed by the program viewers.

As expected, he ran short-of-words though awakened his profession confidence to deliver his last remarks on the program as colleagues emotionally watched-on.

Thank you for watching NTV Akawungeezi. This is my last bulletin but never know in future, God willing I might return but this is my last news episode. Thank you for being with us since our first bulletin on 25th December 2006 till today 28th April 2022, summing up 15years. What a journey it has been! When we stated, I and Faridah Nakazibwe were nothing and still inexperienced about the work but people loved us undeservingly. However, we managed to change the news business and inspired many out there and am so proud of that. Am humbled by the support from my team and fellow NTV staff,” Frank Walusimbi

In a tearful tone, Faridah Nakazibwe recalled all the moments she has shared with Frank Walusimbi through and out of their line of duty on NTV Akawungeezi news bulletin.

NTV Uganda’s official statement likewise attributes to how much Frank Walusimbi’s works at the station incredibly weighs.

Frank Walusimbi anchored his last #NTVAkawungeezi bulletin today. He has served the station for over 15 years and we believe that his work with us including shows like #Tuwaye and #EbigamboTebitta have positively impacted many. Thank you Frank and we wish you the best,” NTV Uganda’s tweet reads.

Apart from the darling “NTV Akawungeezi”, Frank Walusimbi has also hosted personality documentary programs “Tuwaye” and “Ebigambo Tebitta”.

In his journey at NTV Uganda, Frank has scooped countless of awards from different hierarchies around the world.

As Frank Walusimbi packs his bags, a mammoth of ‘best of luck’ messages continue to pour-in both physically and online though his new tenure is still unclear.

We wish you the best of luck Frank Walusimbi!

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