UMCAT is Uganda’s first and leading Media school training seasoned journalists for press, broadcast, and multimedia. Go around any media house in Uganda and you will be impressed by the work UMCAT products produce in the field, in the Newsroom, editing suits and on the airwaves.
One of these products is Aisha Namiiro a journalist who has climbed the ladder from UMCAT, through Ugandan media houses to Boston based Radio Uganda in the USA.
Aisha is a News Anchor, Reporter, Radio presenter and the Production Director with Radio Uganda Boston (RUB) the leading online radio station in the Ugandan Diaspora.
Programs on Radio Uganda Boston
- Gyetuva ne Gyetulaga Original a program she co-hosts with Nsereko Ssekonde and Geoffrey Kaweesa Katerega on Wednesday 5pm‐
- Ekyombo Kyo Mukwano [The Love Zone] Sunday 2pm‐5pm (EST).
Born to Hajji Umaru Nsimbe Ssempagala and Hajati Jannat Nansubuga Nsimbe of Mutundwe Kirinyabiggo in Makindye Ssabagabo County, Wakiso District, Aisha Namiiro Makumbi is a passionate journalist who for the last 14 years has worked with several radio stations in Kampala, Uganda including Star Fm, Dembe Fm, Radio One and Akaboozi Ku Kubiri as a reporter, News Anchor, music selector and as sub Editor.
- Diploma in journalism & mass communication from UMCAT School of Journalism and mass communication,
- A Public Relations and media Management from Cavendish University Uganda
- Diploma in Music Dance and Drama from Makerere University.
Aisha on UMCAT school of Journalism
I honestly believe if it wasn’t UMCAT School of Journalism, I would not have gone as far as I have. Unlike other institutions where accessing studios and other gadgets involves lots of bureaucracy, UMCAT gave me the skill I needed and by the end of my first year I was fully equipped with the relevant skills. So when I went for my internship, it was no surprise that I was retained and since then, I got a job and still counting more. ”
Aisha doesn’t regret the profession, “As a journalist I have traveled places, rubbed shoulders and held interviews with people from all walks of life.” She says.
Work in the Diaspora
- Aisha currently serves as a board member and board clerk for Community Legal Services and Counseling Center [CLSACC] Cambridge, MA, a center for Pro bono lawyers and counselors.
- A member of the “Uganda Women’s Association International” (UWAI), based in Boston, which brings together Ugandan women in the Diaspora.
- Member of “Ggwanga Mujje, Boston Chapter” serving on the Publicity committee of the successfully held “Buganda Bumu Convention” in Boston 2015.
Back home she is a member of the Human rights Network for Journalists, Uganda Parliamentary Press Association and Uganda Journalists Association.