Only a few weeks after socialite Sheilah Gashumba and her boyfriend God's Plan hired a team of lawyers as part of their warfare against Urban TV's Tina Fierce, the Uganda Communication Commission has officially suspended the show, Scoop on Scoop which Tina hosts.
Despite Vision Group's suspension of the show, UCC has also thrown its weight on the suspension till further notice.
Sheilah Gashumba and Gods plan
In a letter disclosing the body's decision, it has surfaced that complaints against Scoop on Scoop started in early May this year. Complainants alleged that the show aired abusive and socially harmful content that undermined the Minimum Broadcasting Standards as per the communication act of 2013.
It is said that UCC responded and begged Vision Group to take actions engineered toward clearing the show. In addition, they requested that the qualification papers of the show host and producer be produced for the commission to scrutinize.
Vision Group promised to comply with the said directives.
However, it is only recently that following a complaint from Balondemu and Co. Advocated who were hired by Sheilah and God's Plan, UCC took action and suspended the Scoop On Scoop show till further notice.
"The commission notes with concern that other than generally stating that urban TV had subjected the said complaint to your internal processes, your response of May 29, 2020 did not as indicated comply with the commission's directives as indicated JJ the letter of May 25" part of the letter reads.
The commission directed that the show should not air without it's full approval and Urban TV risks complete shut down should it continue to defy the commission's directives.