By Najibu Mulema
First it was a mass departure of 12 senior journalists from NTV to Nbs who included political reporters Solomon Serwanja, weekend news anchor Rukh-Shana
Namuyimba, reporter Sheila Mugisha and executive
producer Chrismel Wasswa. Others were cameraman Godfrey Badebye; Charles Ssendagire, who has been producing the morning show and live coverage, as well as head of graphics Samuel Walugembe. The departure of those journalists was a very big setback to Ntv to the extent that it started advertising reporters and anchors jobs which saw even a one comedian Brian Mulondo landing a juicy news anchoring job at the station.
We thought the exploitation of NTV’s resources by Nbs was over, but that was all a lie, the Kamwokya based station vowed never to bow down until it leaves it’s closest competitor NTV manless.
And now the blow into Ntv’s face still persists as two more star reporters including Julius Senkandwa a social and political investigative reporter and Jjingo Francis have already seen their entrance door to Kin Kaliisa’s station.
Senkandwa according to the contract is set to join Nbs on December 1st 2016.
Few weeks back, pioneer news anchor Faridah Nakazibwe was blocked by the Serena based station to join BBS television after offering her ‘undeniable’ offer (almost a 100 percent salary increment ).
Others who are set to leave the station include Ernest Wisdom Kiyongo, Abubakar Zirabamuzale and Daren Kayne.