Speaking in Amuru district last year, President Yoweri Museveni said he was dismayed by the extent of the damage the forest has suffered in the hands of illegal loggers when he flew over it. He vowed to crack whips on those behind the illegal logging. Since then, several people have been investigated over involvement in deforestation in the Forest.
UCC Executive Director Godfrey Mutabaazi says that the broadcasters have since requested the regulator to conduct separate investigations into the alleged breach. He says that the National Association of Broadcasters-NAB argued that the companies could have not collectively breached the standards to warrant collective punishment.