Joe Walker Walks Out Of NMG After 23 Years Of Service

Joe Walker Walks Out Of NMG After 23 Years Of Service

By Spy Uganda

Kampala: Joseph Beyanga, commonly known as Joe Walker, who has been the programs director at the Namwongo based 933 KFM has finally closed his laptop and left after 23 and 4 months of service.

Most probably, Beyanga could have left to start walking uninterrupted. The pencil thin Joe Walker is also the Secretary General National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). 

In an appreciation message to his employers via a post on X (formerly Twitter), Beyanga expressed gratitude for the all the opportunities that made his dreams come true.

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“Thank you NMG; you gave me an opportunity to explore, experiment and thrive. I loved every single working day, the friendships, the collaborations and you made many many of my dreams come true. It’s been 23 years and 4 months of fun, thrilling challenges and I enjoyed them all. I walk on with a full heart and shall always, always, be grateful,” posted Beyanga as he said good bye to workmates”.

As Joe said goodbye to his colleagues, several people, including Andrew Mwenda and former Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) boss, Irene Kaggwa, took to social media to express their heartfelt appreciation for Joe’s dedicated service.

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”The bestest coworker I’ve known. I owe you a lot for making Andrew Mwenda Live what it became. And few know your role in that” Andrew Mwenda posted.

”Grateful for the years we served together, the debates we had and laughs shared. I applaud you for your contribution to the sector, done with such passion, both in NMG and NAB. Best wishes Joe in your next chapter” Irene Kagwa posted.

Meanwhile, several employees at KFM took to social media to appreciate Joe for the job well done.

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“I walked into NMG in smithereens and you saw me, you truly saw me, and for that I am grateful. For the 3 most fulfilling years of my career, for those I thank you. You remain to me Joseph Beyanga one of the most decent human beings to ever walk the earth and a true friend. May you soar Mr. B.” Becky Nantale, the K Drive show host said.

“Thank you so much, boss. Thank you for believing in me. It’s been 11 great months of learning and working with you. Thank you for being a great mentor and a great boss. Godspeed in all your endeavors,” Aggie Uwase, D Hook show host said.

More About Joe Walker

The seasoned radio programmer began his journey with Nation Media Group in 2001, initially as a radio producer at what was then Monitor FM, later rebranded as KFM.

Progressing steadily, he ascended to the position of Head of Radio at NMG Uganda. His legacy includes the nurturing of radio talent, a role he fulfilled admirably.

Known affectionately as Joe Walker, Beyanga is not only passionate about radio but also an advocate for road safety. Over the past two years, he has spearheaded “The Joe Walker Campaign,” dedicated to raising awareness and promoting safer practices on Ugandan roads.

In 2018, Joe was the mastermind behind the “Stay in Your Lane” campaign which sought to hold road users in Kampala accountable through pictorial naming and shaming of errant road users in mainstream and social media. The impact of the campaign showed that behavioral change is possible among Ugandan road users with constant awareness of the need for safety on the roads.

In addition to creating awareness about road safety, Joe was awarded the Media Impact Award 2022 at the Vine Awards ceremony for championing road safety.

At spy Uganda we wish you the best of luck.

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