Former NBS TV Frontline show host Charles Odongtho has jumped into corporate communications, weeks after he hung up his microphone at the Kamwokya-based television station.
Odongtho’s exit from NBS was as dramatic as some of the shows he had hosted. Hours after he resigned, management summoned him to face the disciplinary committee. But he snubbed the grilling in the meeting in which his detractors had reportedly planned to quiz him regarding claims of underperformance – an explanation the station gives for almost everyone who quits or those it gives the boot.
The brains behind the most watched Thursday night political show, and also its inaugural host, Odongtho has been complaining about the some of his supervisors whom he accused of attempting to undermine both him and his work.
But days after he slammed the NBS door behind him, the media personality has landed a juicier job that could make him appear more on your screens, not to host politicians and analysts, but to defend the Immigration Department of the Internal Affairs Ministry.
We have learnt that Odongtho recently passed his interview, impressing the panel, that included former UPDF Spokesperson Lt Gen Paddy Ankunda. The sources familiar with the interview recruitment process said, was left wondering why the Kin Kariisa-led Next Media would throw out such “a capable employee like this one.”
As the incoming spokesperson of the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control, Odongtho is expected to polish the unit’s public image to make Ugandans trust the section once again as opposed to its notoriety for corruption and slow service delivery.