Following the fracas which transpired when journalists were covering a demonstration against Pastor Alloysius Bugingo in Lungujja at Salt Media under which some Journalists were seriously attacked and injured on Monday 15th July, the Uganda Journalists Association(UJA) has established a eight member select committee to investigate the incident and come up with a conclusive report that shall later be acted upon within two weeks.
While addressing a press conference at UJA headquarters in Kampala, UJA president Hajji Kazibwe Bashir Mbaziira said that the committee will engage both sides and establish the facts with an objective of taking informed and appropriate actions.
The eight member select committee will be chaired by Mr.Ssendegeya Muhammad vice president Buganda Region.
Other members include Mr. Issa Kigongo, Mr. Kabuye Ronald, Mr. Mugerwa Patrick, Mr. Ssebaduka John Paul, Mr. Ddungu Davis and Mr. Mukisa Dan.
Kazibwe says they reached on the decision to first seek for dialogue but taking legal actions because the parties involved are members of one family.
UJA has also encouraged all fellow journalists to remain professional as they desist from any possible criminal act and strongly condemned the attacks meted on to journalists while in line of duty.
It is alledged that three journalists including Bukedde’s Katongole Godfrey who is still admitted at Old Kampala Hospital, Bukedde’ Disan Ssegujja and Record TV’s Kiberu Sirajje were severally beaten by salt media journalists led by Mutebi Robert, Eric Ssebalamu, Awori Gabriel, Muhammad Wamala amongst others while covering a demonstration at their offices by women