Kin Kariisa voted unopposed for a third successive term as NAB Uganda Chairman

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Next Media Services Group CEO, Kin Kariisa, has again been entrusted with another 2-year term as Chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters – Uganda.

 

Kin Kariisa, who had already served two terms, was unopposed for the seat of Chairman.

 

With milestones in the field of harmonizing working relations between the army and the media, fostering dialogue between the media and regulators, coordinating the media in fights against both corruption and for patriotism, among many others, Kin leadership, especially in a period largely affected by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, has been exemplary even at industry level.

 

“Kin’s commitment to tasks taken on is infectious, even for roles such as NAB Chairmanship that are voluntary – his drive for the transformation of Uganda, especially through a sector such as the media that he understands so well, is good for all of us as media practitioners, and I dare say we are lucky he is still interested in taking on this mantle,” said Desire Derekford Mugumisa, NBS Television. Head of Brand and Communications, who was also present at the NAB AGM

 

In his acceptance speech, Kin committed to ensuring that the progress made to date is built upon by;

  1. a) harmonize media to create a big and unified umbrella media body;
  2. b) emphasizing amending the 2% levy from the Uganda Communications Act (UCC) of 2013;
  3. c) operationalizing the Communications Tribunal (the draft regulations for which have been availed);
  4. d) lobbying the Government to deliberately budget for the media appropriately to ensure business continuity for media stakeholders as a whole.

(L-R) Abdalla Aziz Ochoggia (North Eastern Representative), Keita Anguzu (West Nile Rep), Michael Kawooya Mwebe (Central Region Representative), Sarah Kagingo (Online Rep), Dr. Joseph Sserwadda (Community/ Religious Radios Representative), Innocent Nahabwe (Vice-Chairman), Kin Kariisa (Chairman) Andrew Irumba (Online Representative), Anthony Wanyoto (Eastern Representative), Moses Ateng (Treasurer) and Jimmy Okello (Northern Representative)

 

Danze Edwin is the Head of Digital Marketing at Next Media Services. He is a radio presenter on Nxt Radio and TV Host on NBS Television. Danze is trained by the BBC World Service, Voice of America - U.S Agency for Global Media and DW (Deutsche Welle) and studied Industrial and Fine Arts from Makerere University. He’s worked for various brands and communication agencies such as African Woman Magazine, Fireworks Advertising, Brainchild Burson Marsteller. Born and living in Kampala, Uganda