Journalist Solomon Serwanjja quits NBS Television after 6 years

Journalist Solomon Serwanjja says he leaving NBS for his role at the African Institute of Investigative Journalism (PHOTO /File)

KAMPALA — Journalist Solomon Serwanjja has announced he is leaving NBS Television after 6 years.

Serwanjja said he will leave the Naguru-based station on July 31 to focus on his new role as Executive Director African Institute for Investigative Journalism (AIIJ).

The 2019 BBC Komla Dumor award winner Serwanjja confirmed the news on Tuesday July 13.

“On 31st July, I will be leaving @nbstv,” he wrote.

“It has been such an honour to serve for the last 6 years. Thank you @KKariisa and the entire @nextmediaug family for the support. I will now focus on my new role as the Executive Director @AfricanIIJ,” the home of investigative journalism” he said in a statement on Twitter.

In 2019 Serwanjja was awarded the Komla Dumor Award, an annual award given by the BBC to celebrate African journalists.

Serwanjja is also a United Nations Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism fellow 2018[5] and has worked as a news anchor and reporter for several television stations in East Africa including NBS TV, KTN News, NTV Uganda, UBC TV.

The African Institute for Investigative Journalism is an institute founded and niched in the ideas of investigative reporting.

The heart-line of the institute; is to provide investigative journalism in Uganda and on the continent a dignified home.

The Institute says it seek to use journalism as a tool for promoting social accountability, inform public discourse and create a nurturing space for passionate investigative journalists.

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