In what could pass as the shortest tenure of a media house Manager, Veteran Television Host Sir Simon Muyanga Lutaaya has resigned.
Muyanga Lutaaya resigned just 48 hours after he was appointed General Manager at Baba Television where he has held office as Quality Assurance Manager and Show Host for close to 2years.
Lutaaya announced he was quitting BABA Media Group at the end of his popular show The Big Story where hosts Media guru and analyst Tamale Mirundi.
And a short video clip that was later posted on his twitter page that he was overwhelmed by personal challenges and what he called veiled career retardation.
What a beautiful Thursday to Sign – Out! Thank you @babatvuganda @BalyekuMosesG @adam_kungu @doreen_mwesige @LukiaMpoza @Masayasi2011 @MKalyowa and all of you my fans and viewers of Babatv. Let me author books, same dish,different plates,same chefs,different kitchens, bye..! pic.twitter.com/vP0lxoO5Hk
— Sir Simon Muyanga Lutaaya (@muyangalutaaya) August 31, 2023
He is been the lead face in the morning show GANGAMUKA Co- hosted by Radio 4 Station Manager Adam Kungu and Muhoozi Kainerugaba admirers Lukia Mpoza and Doreen Mwesige.
He is however most known for his shows with Mirundi whose rants rile the country’s political cream.
An inside source at Babatv told this reporter that Muyanga’s exit was surprising since he had just been appointed General Manager on Tuesday, August 29 and a staff meeting planned to unveil him on Thursday was called off after his exit remarks on his morning show.
Information was still scanty on what could have forced the controversial journalist to exit a station he has helped uplift in recent times.
He has had a long stint on radios CBS in Mengo, NBS and Kiira fm in Jinja, Balam Barugahara’s radio 4 in Kampala and a more than a decade career with Next Media Services where he resigned in 2020 to run a parliamentary race albeit unsuccessfully.
Efforts to talk to Babatv Chief Executive Officer and former MP Grace Moses Balyeku were futile as his known phone numbers were unanswered.
It awaits to be seen where the hitherto known FDC strongman turned a Muhoozi loyalist will be heading as the political times hit up ahead of the 2026 General elections whose road map the country’s electoral commission has published.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that Muyanga Lutaaya was headed for an RDC job in the next reshuffle while others say the station is riddled in managerial challenges and some workers don’t see eye to eye while others allege financial upheavals. Watch this space.