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Dr. George Lugalambi Appointed as new ACME Executive Director

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Dr. George Lugalambi has been appointed as new executive director of African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) replacing Dr. Peter Mwesige who is stepping down after more than a decade in that position.

According to the board of directors, Lugalambi will report on June 13 and work with Mwesige and the management team to ensure a smooth transition.African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME).

Mwesige, a co-founder of ACME, has served as executive director of the Kampala-based media support organization since its incorporation in August 2009.

He also worked as a group training editor of Nation Media Group, head of the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University, and executive editor at Monitor Publications Limited before securing ACME director position.

Its been a great privilege to work with the amazing team at ACME to support excellence in our journalism,Mwesige said in a statement.

Now is the time to pass the baton to another person who shares our passion for quality journalism and vision for media support to take ACME to the next level. He added.

ACMEs board chair, Susan Nsibirwa, praised the outgoing executive director.

Its no secret that Dr. Peter Mwesige has been at the forefront of the organisations establishment, growth and influence, she said.

He leaves behind a well-run and very productive organisation, healthy donor relations and a culture primed to promote media excellence across the region. The results of his tenure speak for themselves.

Nsibirwa also revealed that the board is retaining Mwesige as an advisor because members did not want to lose the institutional memory and his experience.

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Lugalambi, is a former head of the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University, has worked in academia, journalism, the NGO sector, and communication consulting.
He is also a consultant at Hamwe Uganda Ltd, and previously worked with the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) as Media Capacity Development Officer.

He also coordinates the Uganda Media Sector Working Group (UMSWG), a multi-stakeholder forum that was established in 2021 to support the development of the media through effective regulation that is democratic, transparent, and responsive to the changing policy, legal, social and technological environments.

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