By Sania Babirye
The Standards, Utilities and Wildlife court has formally began by handing Gerald Ssemwanga a two month jail sentence in Luzira prison for illegally operating a broadcaster locally known as ” kizindalo”.
While sentencing him chief Magistrate James Eremye Mawanda explained that despite being warned by UCC to stop the public illegal broadcasting Ssemwanga continued to do so there causing noise pollution.
The magistrate further explained that his actions are not of a good character of a law abiding citizen but advised him to appeal the sentence in the high court if he is not satisfied.
Last month Ssemwanga pleaded guilty to installing and operating a radio apparatus without a license which is contrary to section 27 of the UCC Act .
He was arrested on the 27th of March 2017 from Kabawo zone in Kampala district illegally broadcasting and had his equipment confiscated.
On the 8th of February 2017 UCC issued a directive ordering all people operating the commonly Bizindalo without a license to dismantle and take them down because they were operating illegally .