Uganda's Broadcasting Council has threatened to close 32 television and FM radio stations over defaulting on licence fees, writes Josephine Maseruka in the New Vision.

Kagole Kivumbi, the council's secretary, said yesterday the two-week notice that expires on February 9, is intended to give an opportunity to the affected stations to pay-up.

He said some of the affected stations had failed to start operations in the stipulated one year after being awarded a licence.

Some of the affected stations include Mama FM, NBS TV, Voice of Toro, TV WA and Radio France Internationale.

The Mama FM director, Margaret Ssentamu, said they were left with a balance of sh1m of the required sh3m.

"We are donor-funded and the donors want the Government to subsidise community radio stations as they promote development," said Ssentamu.

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