Kabale Radio ‘Switched Off’ After Hosting Besigye

Kabale based Hope Radio was on Thursday night went off air for a few hours after hosting Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party leaders.

The opposition leaders that appeared on the radio’s evening talk show included former FDC Presidential Candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye, the party chief mobilizer Ingrid Turinawe, FDC President, Patrick Amuriat Oboi, as well as MPs William Nzoghu, (Busongora North) and Roland Mugume Kaginda, (Rukungiri Municipality).

The leaders had just returned from Rubanda district where they launched the revival of the party’s grass-root mobilization  campaign.

Officials at the radio station say the talk show that’s usually two hours long, has just run for 30 minutes when the signal was cut off.

Allan Twongyeirwe, the talk-show host says the station’s signal simply disappeared.

Dr Joseph Tindyebwa, the FDC deputy national secretary general in charge of policy and research says the radio was switched off at the time Besigye was discussing an international corruption case involving Ugandan officials.

The radio station, he says, was switched back on at 8:30 pm after the Besigye and his group left.

The radio is owned by Bishop Aloysius Kiiza, the Bishop of Lift Up Jesus Ministries.


It covers the entire Kigezi sub-region, parts of Ankole, northern Rwanda and Tanzania and the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).

In September 2017, Besigye was blocked from entering Voice of Kigezi to conduct a live show on land matters.

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