Although the Ministry sought 22 billion Shillings for the national broadcaster-UBC, and three billion Shillings for the national guidance directorate, the two items have been listed as un-funded priorities for the financial year 2021-2022.
According to a letter to Parliament, UBC Managing Director Winston Agaba said UBC requires support to acquire rights to broadcast the tournament which starts on June 21. The Letter shows that UBC had engaged the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) in a negotiation which was concluded with a final offer of Euros 350,000, earning a 53 per cent discount from the initial offer.
The Persons with Disabilities Act, 2018 provides, among others, that all newscasts on public and private television stations must have a Ugandan sign language interpreter, to facilitate communication for people with hearing impairments. The task combines signing, finger spelling, and specific body language translated between a spoken and a signed language.