By Najib Mulema
The National Organizing Committee of the Uganda WASH media awards (UMWA) has announced this year’s nominees.
The Awards are a deliberate effort to promote coverage of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) issues in the local, national and international media and have a positive influence on decision-makers, the private sector, the civil society as well as individuals.
The UWMAs were launched in 2016 and this year’s edition is the third one.
The winners for each of the eight categories will be recognized and awarded at a gala dinner that will be held on 26th October 2018 at Imperial Royale Hotel.
UMWA is an initiative of the Ministry of Water and Environment together with Civil Society Organizations in the Water Sanitation and Hygiene Sector, to reward excellent reporting on WASH related issues in Uganda.
Full list of nominees:
1.PRINT – INVESTIGATIVE
Felix Basiime, Enid Ninsiima and Moris Mumbere- Daily Monitor
Moses Muwulya Daily Monitor
Alex Ashaba Daily Monitor
2.PRINT – NEWS FEATURE
Francis Emorut- New Vision
Moses Muwulya -Daily Monitor
Lilian Namagabe -Daily Monitor
3 TELEVISION- NEWS FEATURE/HARD NEWS
Susan Nanyazi -Spark TV
Kenneth Kavulu -Bbs Terefayina
Lynette Nalule -Bbs Terefayina
4 RADIO-INVESTIGATIVE FEATURE
Frank Oyugi- Qfm
FEATURE Silas Javier Omagor -Step Radio
6 RADIO-NEWS FEATURE
Amony Immaculate -Radio Wa
Jumbe Benjemin- KFM
Javier Silas Omogor -Step Radio
Fred Mugira and Annika McGinnis- New Vision
Vicky Wandawa -New Vision
Owen Wagabaza -New Vision
Odama Joseph -Westnile Web
Andrew Cohen Amvesi -Westnile Web