The long awaited dream by the catholic community in Uganda to have their own Television Station to facilitate the church in evangelism and community development has finally come true.
For about two years, the catholic community across the country has been fundraising for the television station which according to a statement by Rt Rev Fr Joseph Franzelli the Uganda Episcopal Conference Chairman for Social Communication Commission came on air last week.
Fr Franzelli said for the purpose of signal testing it is now transmitting in the greater Kampala region with the radius of about 60 kilometers while efforts are being done to ensure that it covers the whole country.
“I am glad to officially inform you that on Wednesday 5th February 2020 Uganda Catholic Television was connected to Signet Uganda to transmit on free to Air” Fr Franzelli said.
Viewers can receive the signal if they are with in this radius and have a digital Television set or are connected to a Free to Air decoder.
Fr Franzelli asked all Ugandans to be patient as they finalise with the arrangements to have the television signals covering the whole country as well as getting connected to all pay TV platforms in Uganda
“I take this opportunity to thank the Episcopal Conference for this initiative of establishing a National Catholic Television which is an important tool for church’s work of evangelism and integral to human development of the country,” he said.
The Television station will have its headquarters at the Catholic Secretariat in Nsambya Kampala and sub stations will be opened up in provinces of Mbarara, Tororo and Gulu.