EXCLUSIVE! Reliable news reaching our editorial indicate that Nxt Radio General Manager Marcus Kwikiriza is set to take over as Vision Group Chief Executive Officer
Kwikiriza who has vast experience in radio programming and radio hosting will replace Robert Kabushenga who resigned from office early this year after spending over 15 years at the helm of the Government-owned media house.
“This is to let you know that I have asked the board for an early retirement and this has been accepted. However, the board has asked me to manage the transition for the next 90 days which I have accepted,” Kabushenga announced in an email to Vision Group staff members on Friday January 29th.
Kabushenga, prior to his announcement had been at the helm of Vision Group for close 14 years since his appointment in October 2006.
A source close to Kwiriza revealed to the Daily Express that Marcus will be leaving the Naguru based Nxt Media in a week’s time to prepare for his new role at Vision Group.
As Vision Group CEO, Kwikiriza will be responsible for the daily running of New Vision, Bukedde local News Paper and a host of other publications under the group.
He will also oversee Urban Television, Bukedde TV, TV West alongside all the radio stations under Vision Group.
Kwikiriza brings a lot of experience to Vision group having worked as a radio presenter at Sanyu FM (Friday night and Saturday night show) and then Radio One (Mid-morning show) and Capital FM (Drive Show).
He crossed Ugandan borders to work at Radio 10 and Flash FM (Programme director) in Rwanda.
He would later move to Kenya where he worked at Radio Classic FM (Drive show) and Nation FM/Easy FM (Breakfast show).
Also along his career, he did a basketball show on Zuku TV, hosted the Stanbic Schools Championship on NTV and has been a co-host of NBS’s weekly lifestyle show Another Round which he hosts with Gaetano.
Kwikiriza’s reputable career path put him in the good books of President Museveni and the National Resistance Movement which saw him lead the Public Relations team of the Anti-Corruption Court.
Until today, Kwikiriza has been responsible for running all PR and media related matters in the Edith Nakalema led committee.
While his appointment hasn’t been announced, The Daily Express has learnt that he will be joining Vision Group to get acquainted with the daily running of the institution as Kabushenga prepares to vacate the seat.
Efforts to reach Kwikiriza for a comment were futile as he couldn’t pick calls from all his known numbers.