By Watchdog reporter
The new owner of WBS television has finally fired all staff, and wants the stations revamped with new employees.
Watchdog understands that Strive Masiyiwa, a Zimbabwean telecom mogul bought the broadcast rights of the television for 25 years. However, it is not the previous owner Gordon Wavamuno who benefited from the deal but Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) which leased out the rights.
WBS once a prime television in the country lost its position to new comers such as NTV and NBS which led to its fortunes dwindled until it was put under receivership.
Under receivership, staff were denied salaries hoping to turn its fortunes around, until it landed a buyer in Masiyiwa who is building an ambitious television network themed on sports.
WBS now is airing international sports as the new management sweeps out the entire cobweb that had made the television lose out.
Watchdog understands that the television that broadcasts under Kwese will be re-branding after it hires the right people to run its operations in Uganda.