Deputy Managing Director of UBC, Maurice Mugisha has expressed concern over the growing number of presidential aspirants saying that the station lacks financial capacity to give them equal coverage as directed by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court in its ruling in 2016 directed that public stations are supposed to give equal coverage to all presidential candidates.
Mugisha said this while appearing before the budget committee of parliament to defend the 3 billion shillings request in the supplementary budget. He also informed MPs that they need funds to be able to provide coverage for the scientific campaigns and elections.
Mugisha also told the lawmakers that after the Supreme Court ruling, the entity is supposed to give equal coverage to all presidential candidates and says that the number of candidates that have already been cleared by the Electoral commission is worrying as they were hoping for not more than five candidates.
The Electoral commission by yesterday had cleared ten aspirants to contest for the top seat in the country.
However, the MPs told him that parliament has already provided the electoral commission with publicity facilitation of candidates.
Mugisha informed them that the Electoral commission is not in anyway concerned about the coverage of presidential candidates as this is not their mandate.