I happen to listen to many programmes on CBS 88.8 FM when on radio. However, I wish to appeal to the station management to address my concerns below. Hopefully, I will not be ignored. They are:
1. The title Katikkiro
2. The content of the Certificates programme from after 7.00pm on Sundays
3. The issue of ‘Kojja’ being involved in preparation of males for marriage.
4. Kateregga is verbose more so before reading the last personal announcements at night
5. Wrong phrasing in Luganda even when reading news
The title Katikkiro
The presenters on radio should be the first teachers, however, if they make mistakes and they are not addressed, then many people will get it wrong. Many presenters on radio refer to Katikkiro as Owekitibwa Katikiro. This can be equated to saying ‘Mwami Ssalongo,’ surely it does not make sense. It should be Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga. The title Katikkiro has all, why incorporate “Owek”?
The content of the Certificates programme from after 7.00pm on Sundays
Previously, this programme was an opportunity to get the names read of those who had bought certificates; and that was adding a lot of value to the programme. The content of the programme as of now is less attractive compared to previously when people waited to hear their names read. It is best to get back to the way the programme was being run.
The issue of ‘Kojja’ being involved in preparation of males for marriage
Time and again we hear some of the CBS presenters organizing teachings for “Senga and Kojja.” We have been told by the presenters on programmes featuring on Luganda language that ‘kojja’ has no role in grooming youth for marriage. Unfortunately, some of the presenters on CBS have baptized themselves ‘kojja’ which is wrong and should be corrected accordingly. One such is Damascus Ssali.
Kateregga is verbose more so before reading the last personal announcements at night
There is concern about the freedom the presenters have to say whatever they wish as they prepare to present their programmes. One such presenter is Kateregga before he reads personal announcements that come last during the day. That is a late hour, however, kateregga wastes people’s time telling them why they should listen to personal announcements. This therefore calls for professionalism being promoted.
Wrong phrasing in Luganda even when reading news
The readers of Luganda news should make sure that while they read, the wording in the news is the right Luganda. Looks like some people write modified Luganda and the readers end up reading wrong Luganda which should not feature on CBS. This is very common when some lady reads Luganda news.