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Why Miria Matembe Was Banned From NBS TV’s Frontline

For a longtime when one tuned on NBS TV every Thursday after prime time, all you could see were the staunch men and woman who are very well versed with Uganda’s Political Arena discussing a range of arising pertinent issues on popular talk show, The Frontline.

Former Ethics & Integrity minister Dr. Miria Koburunga Matembe was one of the panelists alongside DP President General Nobert Mao, Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo and Hon. Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda with Charles Odongotho as moderator.

About four months back, Matembe stopped being part of the talk show much to the outcry of the public.

Then, it was never revealed as to why the outspoken human rights activist was off the show.

However, Matembe yesterday, Friday November 16 2018 opened up on why she is no longer a panelist claiming she was banned from the program.

Matembe revealed this while she was presiding over the closing ceremony of the Young leaders training in Alternative and Transformative Leadership held at Kyoto Retreat Centre, Namugongo.

Matembe says that she was banned by the Security Minister who threatened to revoke the station’s license if they dint abide by the directive.

“The security Minister ordered NBS to ban me from those discussions because they feared me, by the way I am a dangerous woman. Those people feared that the views I used to pass to the public through NBS Frontline would make Ugandans wake up and take action against bad Governance, that is why they threatened to close the station not until they stopped me from the debate,” Matembe is quoted saying.

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Matembe added that she is a woman of her word, one who cannot be bribed by any one so as to change her stand.

The Young leader’s alternative and Transformative leadership training was organized by Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE).

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