Meet Uganda’s Presidential Debate Moderators — Quick Profiles

Posted: 2016-01-15T06:40:47Z
Meet Uganda’s Presidential Debate Moderators — Quick Profiles

Presenter of the BBC Newsday programme, Mr Alan Kasujja and KTN news anchor Ms Nancy Kacungira were chosen as moderators for the Uganda presidential debate set for January 15 at Kampala Serena Hotel. But who are they?

Alan Kasujja

Presenter of the BBC Newsday programme, Mr Alan Kasujja

Alan’s journalistic career started in his late teens, when he joined Uganda's New Vision newspaper as a freelance writer and photographer.

His began working at Sanyu FM in Kampala in the mid-1990s. He also worked at Capital FM in Nairobi, Kenya, before returning to Uganda to present the Big Breakfast on Capital FM in Kampala.

Alan has also made his name as a television presenter – he hosted Uganda's version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? He anchored The Fourth Estate, an influential political talk show in Uganda.

Alan is a keen photographer and when it comes to football, he is a committed Arsenal supporter.

Nancy Kacungira

KTN news anchor Ms Nancy Kacungira

Nancy, who was born in Uganda, joined KTN in Kenya in 2013 as an anchor for prime time news and has reported from Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. She has produced and presented a weekly segment that tells the inspirational stories of people working to better their local communities, and is also KTN’s Social Media Editor.

Late last year, 2015, Nancy joined the BBC News teams in London for a three month placement that started, September 2015 after winning BBC World News Komla Dumor Award.

Fast rewind, In 2010 Nancy co-founded Blu Flamingo; a digital media management company in Uganda that continues to grow online brand presence for several clients.

In 2012 she began her TV career as a news anchor at NTV Uganda, and was selected the following year to host the Uganda chapter of President Obama's Town Hall with Young African Leaders, which was conducted between South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda via satellite in a broadcast that reached millions of people. 

Prior to joining KTN, Nancy presented for Power FM and NTV Uganda.

Nancy is also a US State Department 2013 Professional Fellow, and a 2010 Uganda Young Achievers Award finalist.

She is passionate about social justice projects, and exploring the ways in which digital media can be used to widen the scope of African narratives.

An accomplished ballerina and contemporary dancer, Nancy also enjoys activities like white water rafting and swimming, and really loves to read a good book!