This site is intended to capture news and current affairs in Northern Uganda with contributions from the radio stations reporters and producers. The site has the potential to engage a much wider audience -including Northern Ugandans living in the diaspora- in discussing conflict resolution and reconstruction.
Northern Uganda Journalists may soon become international news publishers and service providers to other Media houses with this new site.
The journalists mainly from six radio stations in Acholi, West Nile, Lango, and North Eastern Sub regions of Uganda are working to provide grass root information on the day to day socio-political and cultural developments in their areas, which have been in unstable political situation over the years,
Considering that the adungu is the traditional instrument of the people in these sub regions of the country, the link is expected to put on the scene the pride of the people and how this is reflected in the traditional way of life. The site has not only attracted the attention of the local governments but is also expected to be a resource pool for student researchers at higher levels of learning.
The Adungu group consists of:
Simon Peter Labeja, Radio King Gulu
Dominic Ochola. Radio King
Lucy Sarah Adong, Radio Maria Gulu
William Bakama, Unity FM 97.7 Lira
James Omara, Unity FM 97.7 Lira
Bob Ogwang, Radio Apac 92,9 FM
Samuel Okaka, Radio Apac 92.9 FM
Richard Okello, Radio Maria Gulu
Michael Dan Komakech, Radio Palwak 88.3 FM
Stephen Candia, Radio Pacis, Arua
Ronald Batre, Radio Pacis, Arua
Richard Ekotu, Richard, Voice of Teso
The site is the result of the three-phase Training Course for Conflict/post-conflict and Reconstruction Radio Programming in Northern and Northeastern Uganda from December 2007 to April 2008. It was run by Martin Ssemakula (consultant and trainer in Kampala), Steven Akena (consultant and trainer in Gulu) and Michel Simons (lecturer at Fontys University Holland). The project was sponsored and organized by Freevoice, CMC and Fontys University.