UGANDAS Ssubi FM is back on air, four months after the government switched it off, over its alleged role in inciting the public to violence during riots that rocked Kampala City in September last year, writes Dennis Itumbi for jocoza.
A government statement said that the radio station had apologized for misconduct of its staff and had undertaken to comply with various media laws in the East African nation.
The statement, signed by Broadcasting Council Chairman, Godfrey Mutabazi, said: "The representatives of Ssubi FM who have been holding discussions with the Council have acknowledged the gravity of the matter at hand and have since apologized for the misconduct of their staff and have in addition undertaken to comply with the minimum broadcasting standards and more generally, with the Electronic Media Act."
"The Broadcasting Council has henceforth lifted the suspension of the operations of Ssuubi FM this day 12th January 2010."
The statement added: "We further note Ssuubi FM's commitment to working to ensure professionalism so that a similar situation does not occur."