Wamala has been working with NTV Uganda for 5 years dating from 2017 untill news of his resignation hit media space on monday via his twitter handle on Monday.
His tweet read,
“END OF AN ERA…. Today I sign out of the Newsroom after 5 years. Thank you so much @ntvuganda for the platform. To the esteemed viewers, words alone can never explain how I feel, thank you,” he tweeted.
NTV Uganda confirmed this journalist’s exit with showers of praise for his tremendous work in upscaling visions and missions of the station being the leading in the country to date.
NTV Uganda’s tweet read,
“From us, thank you for all your hard work over the many years. Your contribution to our broadcasting is nothing short of outstanding. All the best in your new endeavours @JCWamala,” NTV tweeted
Wamala joins other two notable journalists from the same Media House in a space of less that 6 months including Herbert Zziwa who joined the Building Review Board as Manager of Communications and notable Frank Walusimbi who joined UNHCR as a Communications Officer.
By many fellow Journalists, Wamala has been widely known for being self-sustained- shoot and report from the scene loney and for effecetively reporting on community issues, refugee issues, climate change, social justice and politics.
News reaching Umoja Standard Editor’s Desk indicate that John Cliff Wamala assumed a Public Relations Officer role at Uganda Red Cross Society which has recently been held by Ms. Irene Nakasiita.
Nakasiita has been elevated to the level of a Director.
His spouse Sapphire Nahabwe tweeted,
“Bye-bye @ntvuganda. Thank you for being part of our journey, for providing home & family for my @JCWamala and then me. Daddy, I am proud of you. WefightOn.”
NTV Uganda is known for building strong grounded journalists that many organisations, government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) fish from them.
I also say that congratulations Mr. John Cliff Wamala for exhibiting consistent professionalism since we met in 2019 on my first story with Uganda Police at Headquarter’s Naguru, you helped me to set my camera and guided me on suitable shots.
Julius Mugaga Tukacungurwa.
CEO/Photojournalist with Umoja Standard.