By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Frank Walusimbi, a celebrated journalist who recently resigned from NTV Uganda has landed a new multi-million job at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as Communications Officer, TheSpy Uganda has learnt.
On Thursday, April 29 Walusimbi anchored his final Akawungeezi bulletin and later NTV Uganda tweeted;
“Frank Walusimbi anchored his final #NTVAkawungeezi bulletin right now. He has served the station for over 15 years and we consider that his work with us, together with exhibits like #Tuwaye and #EbigamboTebitta have positively impacted many.”
But Who Is This Walusimbi?
He was born on 29th August 1981, in Kilembe Mines Hospital, Kasese. He went to Busega Preparatory Primary School, Uganda Martyrs’ Secondary School, Rubaga for Uganda Certificate of Education and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education.
He studied for a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication at Uganda Christian University and also holds a Masters’ degree in Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University.
In 2004, while in his final year at Uganda Christian University, Walusimbi started to contribute to the Sunday Vision Magazine as a Features writer before he proceeded to join the Daily Monitor in 2005 as a features writer and a reporter. From Daily Monitor, Walusimbi crossed to NTV in 2006. But he once insisted that his love was not for television.
Included among the significant stories Walusimbi has covered for NTV are the Somalia conflict and the contribution of the African Union Mission to Somalia, between 2008 and 2014. Most recently, Walusimbi started to host a political talk show on NTV Uganda.
Finally, this man we’re talking about is not among those battling cold nights, he is warmed by his lovely bonkmate and baby mama Flavia Walusimbi.