- Uganda: In search of top digital media personalities
A group of UK-based Ugandan entrepreneurs has come up with an initiative to appreciate the country's best electronic media.
Yusuf K. Lule, the chairman of the Radio & TV Academy Uganda, says the outstanding radio and television personalities will be chosen by a panel of experts after nominations from the public. Lule is not a relative to the deceased former president, Yusuf K. Lule. Presenters, producers, reporters and proprietors will be considered in the inaugural awards this July.
To drum up support, the organizers will officially launch the search for the best media personalities to create awareness for the event. Thereafter, nominations for each category will be opened for one month before the judges begin scrutinizing for the crème de la crème.
"We want to use these awards to motivate our radio and TV personalities and also appreciate those who have contributed to making the industry competitive," Lule explains.
Lule adds that they have had similar events in the UK and West Africa, where they have been successful. They plan to have a live broadcast on the awards night, which Lule says will be glamorous. By awarding outstanding performers, Lule and his colleagues believe it could also attract more talent and revenue to the sector.

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