By Our Reporter
Kampala: Jubilation has engulfed Next Media Group and NBS TV staff in particular, after one of their own scooped a media award from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Sunday.
Solomon Serwanjja, a news anchor cum investigative reporter, received the award in recognition of his great contributions to the media in Uganda.
NBS TV posted thus on social media about this achievement “Congratulations to our very own Solomon Serwanjja who has been named winner of the 2019 BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.
Mr Serwanjja becomes the second Ugandan after Nancy Kacungira, to win the award and will spend the next three months at the BBC in London.”
Serwanjja made headlines a few months back after he was arrested with his wife Vivian Nakalika and other journalists for filing a story exposing the theft and sale of government drugs by medics at various hospitals in the country.
He conducted the investigation with other BBC scribes who included Godfrey Badebye, Kassim Mohamed, Rashid Kaweesa, and their driver a one Shafiq.
The Komla Dumor Award is a journalism award sponsored by the BBC. The winner earns a three-months’ development contract.
It is awarded to outstanding individuals living and working in Africa, with strong journalism skills, on-air flair, and an exceptional talent in telling African stories.