The catholic community in Uganda is in a jubilant mood after the long awaited Uganda Catholic Tele Vision (UCTV) finally hits airwaves.
The catholic community has been fundraising for a period of about two years in order to get a Tele Vision of their own that would help in evangelization of the gospel to their homes and communities.
In a statement issued by Fr. Joseph Franzelli the Chairman of the Social Communications Commission Uganda Episcopal Conference on Monday 10th Feb, he revealed that UCTV was connected by signet Uganda to transmit on free to air. He however revealed that the TV was still undergoing signal testing and it would transmit in Kampala before it transcended to other parts of the country.
“For the purpose of testing the signal, UCTV is transmitting within greater Kampala region, which covers a radius of about 60 km. You should be able to receive the signal if you are within the 60 km radius and have a digital TV set connected to an antenna on a Free to air decoder,” said Fr. Franzelli.
Fr. Franzelli further commended the clergy, the religious and the lay faithful and all the well wishers that contributed endlessly to see the catholic community reach this milestone.
“I greatly appreciate the Social Communications Commission, the staff of Uganda Catholic Secretariat and the technical team that have made this a reality. I thank our various consultants and other stakeholders for their support and guidance. In particular, I appreciate CREC International and their team for the consultancy services. We all need and count on your support and collaboration. I pray that the Lord blesses UCTV so that it may truly be ‘Good News for All’ as no slogan states. I wish you all God’s abundant blessings,” He added.
The Catholic Uganda Community boast of its great co-operation when it comes to projects. The community has been able to put up a number of projects in the country which include a stringent of catholic radio stations, Centenary bank and many other projects.
Below is the statement from the Uganda Episcopal Conference.