Lira—The 2019 Media Conference is next, with few days to start. The conference will be convened at esteemed All Saints University Lango (ASUL).
Mr. Milton Emmy Akwam, Chief Organiser explains: “It’s a great pleasure we are going to talk under one roof, to discuss what media and different stakeholders can offer to the region and Uganda in general.”
The must-attend conference will try to shape the future of the media in the region, discuss opportunities, achievements and challenges.
“At this particular moment, everyone of us, each institution should collaborate, work together for the common good of the ‘ordinary citizens’, many of whom must be informed of what’s happening each day. This is possible only if media is given valid information,” he added.
The conference was postponed from starting on 16, October 2019 to 23 October next week in what Mr. Akwam explains, “At this time of mourning and celebrating the life and legacy of Bishop Emeritus Melchicadek Otim, we (Conference organizers) decided it was important to honour this week as colleague journalists (media houses) and everybody will use this week to tell Late Bishop’s story.”
According to Mr. Akwam, who’s also the Founder and CEO of TND News, Northern Uganda’s first online newspaper, the conference will run on the theme: “Roles of Media, Stakeholders in Development and Prosperity.”
He also noted that the Conference is a continuation of the 2016 Media Conference and its resolutions.
The inaugural Conference was held inside Lira District Council Hall and was attended by over 100 people.
This year, various media houses (Journalists) across the country will attend. Government officials, Members of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Political, Cultural, and Religious leaders from Lango, Acholi and West Nile sub-regions are expected to attend.
Some of the topics to be discussed are: Media & Society: How the two should work, Sustainable Cities and Strong Communities, Media and Business: The Negatives and Positives, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Infrastructure, Industry and Innovation, Quality Education, Access to information, Gender Equality, among others.
The conference was organised by TND News, Great Lakes Centre for Strategic Media Studies (GLCSMS) in partnership with UBC TV, STV, Uganda Science Journalist Association (USJA), Sunrise Newspaper, Edwin Foundation Tea Initiative (EFOTI), Alur Royal Tea, Zombo Tea, Atiak Sugar Limited and Saipali Institute of Technology and Management, 94.3FM and Radio Wa 89.8FM.