GRIP MEDIA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK (GMCBN) PROPOSAL

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1.0 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

We are grateful to Engineer Denis Okello Odongo Director Masstech Uganda Co.Ltd, Engineer Mugisha-Deo and Mr. Ssozi Henry who have worked very hard to facilitate us in preparation of this document by collecting and quantifying the correct information which we have used to write this project proposal.
We are particularly thankful to Mrs. Kisakye Eve and the Executive Project Committee members for their valuable guidance and contribution in numerous ways to the successful execution of this proposal. We are heavily indebted to all of you.
We would like also to extend our thanks to Prince Kateregga James our Project Leader/Manager for his motivation; guidance and sharing his knowledge with us about Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network (GMCBN) FM radio Project.
Great thanks go to the entire Family of Prince Kateregga James for their continuous support to the work.
Last but not the least we highly acknowledge the effort of our Pastor Aloysious Bujjingo of House of Prayer Ministries International for spiritual, motivational and moral support without which this project would not have been in place.


2.0 INTODUCTION:

Media and Broadcasting, Health, Education, Evangelism, Hospitality, Technology, Agriculture, Property and Investment those are the eight sectors GRIP MEDIA UGANDA LTD and GRM INTERNATIONAL-NGO want to be in. “We want to use the Media business to promote and develop other Objectives and Companies within the GRIP MEDIA UGANDA LTD and GRM INTERNATIONAL-NGO. It’s part of our strategy to use the Media to sell and market the brands of each of the Companies in the group so that they can attract more business and seek out new opportunities. We look forward to seeing the success and growth of this project for the benefit of all those that come after us.

Establishing Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network (GMCBN) FM Radio Project is conceived after a careful assessment of the needs of the people in remote rural poverty stricken areas where majority of the general population is based in Uganda, with the Population of 28,430,800 out of the Population of 40,386,141 Ugandans as of January 2015. We found that people in rural community are abandoned and left out in any developmental activities. Therefore Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network (GMCBN) FM Radio Project is designed in such a way of addressing their psychological, economic, social and physical problems.

Recognizing the central role of poverty eradication in wider global agendas and acknowledging the need to reach out to the poorest hard to reach areas with the objective to break the poverty cycle for them, Grip Media Uganda and GRM International-NGO have embarked on a program of establishing Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network (GMCBN) FM radio project.

The Project aims at solving the problems hidden by the fact that people in remote hard to reach rural areas are invisible; yet by the very nature of their situation, they are included among those that are classified as disadvantaged and poor in Uganda. Such people are subsumed within the poverty categories most often referred to such as households, communities, partly because they have little power and influence.Top on the list is absence of basic necessities such as shelter, food, clothing and water. Equally important is the ‘human condition’ in terms of physical health and parental care and protection. Schooling is high on the list as a critical criterion in determining who is extremely or modestly a vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Grip Media Uganda is aiming at giving a positive voice to thousands of people in remote hard to reach rural areas and the importance on human rights, governance, gender, health, environment and entrepreneurship based on the principle of empowering local communities through information and practical skills.

Grip Media Uganda Limited is a Legally Registered Company in Uganda limited by Share capital. It is a Private owned company registered by the registrar of Companies Registration No. 80020000413722 well as GRM International is an Indeginous NGO Registered in Uganda by the National Bureau for the Non-Governmental Organisations File No. MIA/NB/2017/10/275 Charity Based Organization limited by Guarantee.


3.0 OUR MAIN ACTIVITIES/NATURE OF BUSINESS:

The Companies were Founded to carry out different activities, these includes:- Radio and Television Broadcasting, Telecommunications, Building Churches, Schools and Hospitals, Medical Equipment, Evangelism, Guidance and Counselling, Academic Supporting, Talent development, Advocating for Women, Youth and Children rights, Agriculture, Manufacturing i.e, (Production of Mineral Water), and Uplifting the Standard of Living for the Youth and the People in rural Communities of Uganda/Africa as stated below:-

The Objects for which these companies are established are:

  • (3.1) To carry out the establishment of FM Radios, Television and Telecommunications Stations; (Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network – GMCBN FM Radio Stations & Grip Television Network - GTN and Grip Telecom Limited - GTL). The overall objective of Grip Media Uganda Limited & GRM International is to transform the life of the Youth and the rural community in accordance to the doctrines of the Christian faith, outreach to Christians and Non-Christians in local communities who are living in isolated areas through evangelization. And to aim at reaching to people who have no existing churches, where their only way of hearing the word of God is through the Media.
  • (3.2) To carry on all or any business related to Communications Systems, Electronics and Broadcast Equipment.
  • (3.3) To carry on all or any business related to Installation of FM Radio Studio Equipment.
  • (3.4) To carry on all or any business of Media and Broadcasting, Production of Commercial Radio Adverts and Jingles, Recording and Editing Radio and Television Programs, Construction and Setting up Radio Equipment in the Studios and on the Mast (Broadcasting Tower).
  • (3.5) To build a net work of well-trained youth who will, through joint efforts, continue to implement current visions and build the foundation for liberated future generations once current forms of control and marginalization are identified and alienated.
  • (3.6) To train care givers in care giving skills to enable these People in Community poverty stricken areas get adequate care, love and support.
  • (3.7) To undertake the Training of Youth Media Skills; establishment of self help Projects, Training of the Youth and the rural Community of Uganda in different Technical and Practical Skills promoting exchange of Information with in the Company and other Companies which are Professional and having similar objectives, transform lives of Youth infected with HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Ebola, Chorela, Cancer and Hepatitis hence fighting all kinds of immoralities, empowering and strengthening the voice of people concerning their rights in the community and helping them become self reliant on it, to fight poverty in the community at large. The ultimate goal of the Company is to offer unique model of Technical and Practical Skills to the Youth in the Community. Educating 50% of the Orphans and Vulnarable Children at large.
  • (3.8) To improve the quality of life for the people in Community poverty stricken areas where majority of the general population is based in Uganda by teaching them new business ideas and implement them.
  • (3.9) To carry on all or any business of a hospital, diagnostic centre, clinic, laboratory, and treatment centre of any kind.
  • (3.10) To carry on the business of healthcare services, engage in Building Hospitals, developing Twesiga Mukama Community Health Clinic by Building GRM International Medical Centres / GRM International Hospitals, GRM International Pharmacy, Grip Hospitals / Twesiga Mukama Hospitals and opening up branches in different Parts of the Country.
  • (3.11) To provide the Youth and the People in rural Communities of Uganda Education in areas such as; Hygiene and Health (including Cholera, Ebola virus, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Malaria), Family Planning, Moral Values and World News;
  • (3.12) To undertake the training and Supply of Nurses and Medical Attendants.
  • (3.13) To carry on all or any business related to the Supply of Medical Products, supply and provide advanced surgical tools and supplies, sutures and wound care products, needles and syringes, SharpSafety and clinical care products, and dosage pharmaceuticals and other devices or products of a surgical, pharmaceutical or medical character necessary or suitable for the proper treatment of sick or injured persons or patients and to carry on business as merchants of and dealers in, first aid appliances, medical and surgical accessories, hospital fittings and requisites, and in all accessories and supplies required for use in the treatment and care of the sick and injured, and to buy, sell and deal in all articles, goods, wares, materials and substances, and to construct, own, operate, manage, furnish and equip with all necessary conveniences, furniture and equipment hospitals, private hospitals, nursing homes, convalescent homes, crèches, hydropathic establishments and similar healthcare undertakings, with all suitable accommodation for the treatment and care of patients, and to do all things usually dealt in by persons carrying on the above mentioned businesses or any of them or likely to be required in connection with any of the said businesses.
  • (3.14) To provide the community education campaigns on matters pertaining to development, education, family planning and health.
  • (3.15) To offer Guidance and Counselling (Sensitization) to the Youth and the People in rural Communities of Uganda about HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Ebola, Chorela, Cancer and Hepatitis.
  • (3.16) To advocate for Peace and Reconciliation. Hence Promotion of Community Unity;
  • (3.17) To Create and Search for Jobs for Qualified and Non-Qualified Youth who wish to work in different Professions.
  • (3.18) To carry on the establishment of Grip Community Development Network/Opportunity Finance Network. Give Soft Loans to our members and Youth groups who are going to start up Income Generating Activities.
  • (3.19) To lend money to and guarantee the performance of the contracts or obligations of any company, firm or person, and the repayment of the capital and principal of, and dividends, interest or premiums payable on, any stock, shares and securities of any company, whether having objects similar to those of this Company or not, and to give all kinds of indemnities.
  • (3.20) To engage in currency exchange and interest rate transactions including, but not limited to, dealings in foreign currency, spot and forward rate exchange contracts, futures, options, forward rate agreements, swaps, caps, floors, collars and any other foreign exchange or interest rate hedging arrangements and such other instruments as are similar to, or derived from, any of the foregoing whether for the purpose of making a profit or avoiding a loss or managing a currency or interest rate exposure or any other exposure or for any other purpose.
  • (3.21) To borrow or secure the payment of money in such manner as the Company shall think fit, and in particular by the issue of debentures, debenture stocks, bonds, obligations and securities of all kinds, either perpetual or terminable and either redeemable or otherwise and to secure the repayment of any money borrowed, raised or owing by trust deed, mortgage, charge, or lien upon the whole or any part of the Company’s property or assets (whether present or future) including its uncalled capital, and also by a similar trust deed, mortgage, charge or lien to secure and guarantee the performance by the Company of any obligation or liability it may undertake.
  • (3.22) To carry on the establishment of Grip Foundation / GRM International Foundation; - Giving Support to Needy Families, Women, Children (Orphans) and Elderly.
  • (3.23) To acquire from any Sovereign State, Authority or any concessions, decrees, grants, donations, sponsorship, rights, power, and privilages whatsoever which may seem to the Company capable of being turned to account and to work, develop, carry out, turn to account and exercise the same.
  • (3.24) To enter into partnership or into any arrangement for sharing profits or joint adventure with any person or persons or Company carrying on or about to carry on any business which this Company is authorized to carry on or any business capable of being conducted so as directly or indirectly to benefit this Company, and to acquire or join in acquiring any such business.
  • (3.25) To carry on the business of Manufacturing and Production of “Spring of Life Natural Living Water / Juice”.
  • (3.26) To carry on building, construction and the establishment of Churches through God is Rich Ministries International (GRM International).
  • (3.27) To advocate for Salvation; helping the Youth and the People in Rural Communities of Uganda to be strong in Faith.
  • (3.28) To Set up a Good and Modern Public Address System (Grip Sound) and Cameras for Evangelism Missions and a Modern Mobile Pulpit/Platform for Outside Seminars, Crusades and Night Prayer Rallies.
  • (3.29) To teach the Youth and the People in rural Communities of Uganda, and make them reach their full potential through Practical Skills, Spiritual and emotional guidance.
  • (3.30) To carry out the establishment and Building of Schools, GRM International Christian Schools (Grip Christian Schools); Arise and Shine Christian Primary & Senior Secondary Schools, Institutes and Vocational/Technical Training Schools, Isaiah 60:1
  • (3.31) To offer Vocational Training Skills to the Youth by equipping them with Technical and Practical Skills in Welding and Metal Fabrications, Carpentry and Joinery, and in Electrical Fittings and Power installation services (Wiring Houses). And to carry on all or any business related to Welding and Metal Fabrication of Metal Doors, Windows, Gates, Metal Grills, Shade-Balconies, Sign-Posts, and Decker Beds for Schools, Decorations and Wedding Cake Stands, and all kinds of Welding Repairs.
  • (3.32) To offer Services in Electrical Fittings and Power Installation Services (Wiring Houses)
  • (3.33) To engage in Fabrication of Masts/Broadcast Towers of different sizes and heights plus General Construction of Mast on Site;
  • (3.34) To carry on all or any business related to Carpentry and Joinery (all types of furniture)
  • (3.35) To carry on all or any business related to Interior Designing, i.e. Kitchen Construction and Designing.
  • (3.36) To advocate for a Boy and Girl Child Education.
  • (3.37) To encourage Local Artists to develop their Musical Talents;
  • (3.38) To offer Services to Individuals, Homes, Companies, Schools, Radio/TV Stations, Hospitals, Churches etc., from different parts of the Country.
  • (3.39) To deal in Genuine equipment only with long life and we shall always Maintaine our Supply to our Clients.
  • (3.40) To engage in Sensitizing the Youth and the People in rural Communities of Uganda against Drug addiction, Immorality and Sex abuse.
  • (3.41) To engage in advocating for Saving Culture as one of the Principles of Prosperity.
  • (3.42) To carry on all or any business related to Import and Export of Goods and Services,
  • (3.43) To carry on the establishment of Recreation Centers, Hotels etc.
  • (3.44) To carry on all or any business related to Civil Engineering, building & Construction, dealers in Building Materials and to work as builders and Contractors. (Real-Estates and Rental Houses), “GOD IS RICH COMPLEX”
  • (3.45) To construct, erect and maintain buildings, houses, flats, shops and all other works, erections, and things of any description whatsoever either upon the lands acquired by the Company or upon other lands and to hold, retain as investments or to sell, let, alienate, mortgage, charge or deal with all or any of the same and generally to alter, develop and improve the lands and other property of the Company.
  • (3.46) To carry on the establishment of Printing and Publishing Business.
  • (3.47) To carry on all or any business related to Motor Vehicle Garage & Spare Parts,
  • (3.48) To carry on all or any business related to Children Toys, Bags, Cosmetics and Ladies Jewels, Clothes and Mattresses (Twesiga Mukama Investments);
  • (3.49) To carry on all or any business related to Farming produce e.g. Foods and Fruits etc.
  • (3.50) To carry on all or any business related to Oil and Gas Products,
  • (3.51) To carry on all or any business related to Water resources e.g. Fish, Mukene (Small Oily Silver Fish) etc.
  • (3.52) To invest in or purchase or otherwise acquire milehold, leasehold and freehold lands of more than One Hundred Thousand (100,000) hectares in different parts of the Country to be used for:-
    • Training Schools, Ministry (Church establishments), Agriculture i.e. Farming, Laying Cattles, Goats, and Keeping Birds (Poultry), Industries, Factories, Hospitals etc
  • (3.53) To carry on the establishment of Grip World Ventures Dream Trips (Tourism).
  • (3.54) To acquire and undertake the whole or any part of the business, good-will and assets of any person, firm or company carrying on or proposing to carry on any of the businesses which this Company is authorised to carry on, and as part of the consideration for such acquisition to undertake all or any of the liabilities of such person, firm or company, or to acquire an interest in, amalgamate with, or enter into any arrangement for sharing profits, or for co-operation, or for limiting competition or for mutual assistance with any such person, firm or company and to give or accept by way of consideration for any of the acts or things aforesaid or property acquired, any shares, debentures, debenture stock or securities that may be agreed upon, and to hold and retain or sell, mortgage or deal with any shares, debentures, debenture stock or securities so received.
  • (3.55) To carry on any other business or businesses of a similar nature or any business or businesses which may in opinion of the Directors be conveniently carried on by the Company in conjunction with the above mentioned businesses, or objects, or any of them, or calculated directly or indirectly to enhance the value of, or render profitable any of the Company’s property or rights.
  • (3.56) To act as agents, brokers or trustees, and to enter into such arrangements (whether by way of amalgamation, partnership, profit sharing, union of interests, co-operation, joint venture or otherwise) with other persons or companies as may seem to the Board of Directors to advance the interests of the Company and to vest any property of the Company in any person or Company on behalf of the Company and with or without any Declaration of trust in favour of the Company.
  • (3.57) To enter into partnership or into any arrangement for sharing profits, union of interests, co-operation, joint venture, reciprocal concession or otherwise with any person or company carrying on or engaged in or about to carry on or engage in any business or transaction which the Company is authorised to carry on or engage in or any business or transaction capable of being conducted so as directly to benefit this Company.
  • (3.58) To invest and deal with the moneys of the Company not immediately required upon such securities and in such manner as may from time to time be determined.
  • (3.59) To do all or any of the above things in any part of the world and as principals, agents, contractors, trustees, or otherwise, and by or through trustees, agents or otherwise and either alone or in conjunction with others.
  • (3.60) To subscribe for, take, purchase or otherwise acquire and hold shares or other interests in, or securities of any other company having objects altogether or in part similar to those of this Company, or carrying on any business capable of being conducted so as directly or indirectly to benefit this Company.
  • (3.61) To provide for the welfare of persons in the employment of or holding office under or formerly in the employment of or holding office under the Company including Directors and ex-Directors of the Company and the wives, widows and families, dependants or connections of such persons by grants of money, pensions or other payments and by forming and contributing to pension, provident or benefit funds or profit sharing or co-partnership schemes for the benefit of such persons and to form, subscribe to or otherwise aid charitable, benevolent, religious, scientific, national or other institutions, exhibitions or objects which shall have any moral or other claims to support or aid by the Company by reason of the locality of its operation or otherwise.
  • (3.62) To enter into and carry into effect any arrangement for joint working in business or for sharing of profits or for amalgamation with any other company or association or any partnership or person carrying on any business within the objects of the Company.
  • (3.63) To accept stock or shares in or debentures, mortgages or securities of any other company in payment or part payment for any services rendered or for any sale made to or debt owing from any such company, whether such shares shall be wholly or partly paid up.
  • (3.64) To make gifts or grant bonuses to the Directors or any other persons who are or have been in the employment of the Company including substitute and alternate directors.
  • (3.65) To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.

4.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Grip Media Uganda Limited, (GRIP means - God is Rich Investment Project) is currently seeking funds for establishing Six (6) Radio Stations in different Six (6) Districts of the Country to cover the Projected area with the Population of 13,742,511 as of the National Population and Housing Census conducted on August 2014, that’s Kasenge-Wakiso District, Masaka District, Mbarara District, Iganga District, Mbale District, and Hoima-Kiboga Districts for Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network (GMCBN) FM radio project and in the line with the government development activities. The project is especially intended to address the problems of People in rural Communities especially in terms of health and education needs, poverty, unemployment and other basic needs in villages which have increased the number of disadvantaged people and or worsening their condition of living. However, the major goal of GMCBN FM radio project is to take a Strong hold in Positive Broadcasting in the community where people are unable to hear the word of God when it is most needed. Each Ugandan should leave a life that is worth. The only way to reach and transform the lives of people in rural communities of Uganda is through the media. We envisioned starting Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network (GMCBN) FM radio project, and we aim at preaching the gospel to remote and dangerous areas, bringing a message of hope and peace where there is none.

We want to use GMCBN FM radio to encourage people, to mobilize and sensitize the rural community in Kasenge - Wakiso District and in other 33 neighboring Districts of Mpigi District, Lyantonde District, Gomba District, Hoima District, Lwengo District, Butambala District, Masaka District, Iganga District, Kampala District, Mityana District, Kamuli District, Kaliro District, Namutumba District, Mubende District, Kyegegwa District, Rakai District, Kyankwanzi District, Kalangala District, Kiboga District, Sembabule District, Kalungu District, Mukono District, Bugiri District, Mbarara District, Buikwe District, Buvuma District, Luwero District, Nakaseke District, Nakasongola District, Jinja District, Mbale District, Kayunga District and Bukomansimbi District with the Population of 13,742,511 as of the National Population and Housing Census conducted on August 2014 for all the above 34 Districts. God’s word is able to reach isolated communities where no one could go in. Through the use of GMCBN FM radio project we want to bring many to salvation and to make it a great tool to the local Pastors – a source of support to help them maintain their faith during troubled times.

GMCBN FM radio project once implemented will be a non-compromising radio station and will consist of preaching, testimonies, live prayers, moral values and 100% Christian music. GMCBN FM radio project will be a family orientated radio station, listened to by persons of all ages and walk of life especially in rural community. There will be nothing shameful or embarrassing discussed on air. School children will be invited to talk on radio about issues; which includes encouraging others to attend school and develop their education. We will also have youth and women’s programs where many issues will be discussed. GMCBN FM radio project will advocate for gender equality. The radio will be of vital importance to the rural community who will come to rely on the strong Christian message and moral values. Seriously the people in the rural community need our help and we need your help, so please do what you can, partner with us, to enable us to help them regarding to the problems that affect them.

Communications System that deals with Transmission of Information remains a major problem affecting Ugandans / Africans especially in rural areas where there is limited access to radios and television stations or none at all in some Districts, Towns and Villages. Our Country is undergoing Digital Migration, the switch from an analogue broadcasting system to a digital broadcasting system.
As GMCBN FM radio project, we want to be part of this transition to bridge the so-called 'digital divide' (the gap between people with effective access to digital and information technology, and those with very limited access or none at all). Although this is like this, many local Ugandans /Africans especially those in remote districts like Wakiso District, Mpigi District, Lyantonde District, Gomba District, Hoima District, Lwengo District, Butambala District, Masaka District, Iganga District, Kampala District, Mityana District, Kamuli District, Kaliro District, Namutumba District, Mubende District, Kyegegwa District, Rakai District, Kyankwanzi District, Kalangala District, Kiboga District, Sembabule District, Kalungu District, Mukono District, Bugiri District, Mbarara District, Buikwe District, Buvuma District, Luwero District, Nakaseke District, Nakasongola District, Jinja District, Mbale District, Kayunga District and Bukomansimbi District remain unaware of it and are therefore left out unaware of government programs aimed at eradicating poverty and good health care. Wakiso district remains among the most remote and under developed districts in Uganda with limited access to quality health care services, poor communication and transport systems and high illiteracy levels across the district.

GMCBN FM radio project will enable us to take a strong hold in positive broadcasting services and enable all Ugandans in remote Districts to have a maximum access to quality Communications System that deals with Transmission of Information. We kindly request you to partner and work with us and establish Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network (GMCBN) FM radio project that will be working at the grass roots level for purposes of sustainability, increasing awareness and provision of support at the community level and fight ignorance that keeps people trapped and this will be through:-

  • Maintaining the Communication systems that allow people in rural Community to connect with those in the Cities through the use of GMCBN FM radio project.
  • Set up equipment to teach the people of God especially in those remote rural poverty stricken areas in Africa on how to discover new business ideas and how to put them into action. Hence engage in the battle of Fighting Poverty and unemployment on the Continent of Africa!
  • Again giving Chance to Servants of God (Pastors/Ministers) in remote areas a Platform to Preach the Word of God (Gospel) using GMCBN FM Radio project. Supervise and coordinate their followers to engage in problem-solving.
  • Staying in constant communication with our listeners at all levels using GMCBN FM Radio project, social media, email, sms and telephone.

GMCBN FM radio project is designed to assist the rural Community. The project is designed around solving complex rural Community challenges faced by the people living in rural areas. Increase operational efficiencies by using GMCBN FM Radio project as a platform and optimizing media center design to extend cost reduction, improve utilization of under-used Broadcasting capacity, and add flexibility to organizations through business process improvements. Allow for facilities management to interact with rural community controls.

The Relief Support / Financial Support, Donations, Grants, and Sponsorship for Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network (GMCBN) FM radio project Uganda will be handled with Care, Integrity and only do the work it is assigned for and will be Fostered by GRIP MEDIA UGANDA LIMITED and GRM INTERNATIONAL-NGO and the Executive Committee Members headed by Prince Kateregga James, Mrs.Kisakye Eve and Mr.Denis Okello Odongo, Mr.Ssozi Henry and Mr.Mugisha Deo Project Engineers who have Skills, Passions, and Capabilities of running a Radio Station and Determination to do so; We have been in the business of radio broadcast for over 15 years now and we do understand absolutely well, as we have practically done before, the strategies that can be applied to ensure that an FM radio station becomes a sustainable business. Prince Kateregga James as Chairperson/Project Manager is a Gifted Talented Man who Loves to work aged 42 years old born on 18th January 1976. He has an Experience of “Fifteen years” in Radio Broadcasting. For Instance, from 2003 – up to January 2015; He worked with CHRISTIAN RADIO NETWORK - IMPACT FM; Working as: A Technical Control Assistant and Station Manager, Managing one of the CRN Community Upcountry Radio Stations 101.5 FM in Masaka district; and as On-air Presenter. And above all, he has Experience in Electrical Installations and Fitting/Wiring Houses and Skills in Production of Commercial Adverts and Jingles, Recording and Editing Audio Radio Programs, Setting and Installing Radio Equipments in the Studios and on the Mast (Broadcasting Tower). And from 2017 – up to date Prince Kateregga James is working with SALT MEDIA as a Producer in the Production Department.

Definitely Prince Kateregga James is gifted with a Humorous Voice and Lively Presentation and the Listeners Like and Love his Presentation. We strongly believe that due to his (Prince Kateregga James’) Talent, Service, Experience and Ability to work will help GMCBN FM radio Project to take a Strong Hold in Positive Broadcasting. Well as Mrs.Kisakye Eve aged 35 years born on 17th March 1983 is also a Professional Registered Nurse works with Mengo Hospital one of the biggest Private Missionary Hospitals in Uganda, and our Health Officer in Charge of TWESIGA MUKAMA COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC which is also under GRIP MEDIA UGANDA LIMITED and GRM INTERNATIONAL-NGO at Kasenge Community Trading Center in Wakiso District Uganda East Africa.

Mr.Ssozi Henry, Mr.Mugisha Deo and Engineer Denis Okello Odongo Director Masstech Uganda Company Limited are our Project Engineers. Masstech Uganda Company Limited is a legally registered company in Uganda. This Company deals in sales of FM broadcast equipment, repair and maintenance of FM broadcast equipment, Mast fabrication/ Installation and general construction works. Masstech Uganda Company Limited has experienced technical team with vast experience in electronic handling, repair, maintenance and installation.

On Mast Construction, Masstech Uganda Company Limited gives its clients 10 years guarantee. They are sure of what they do and since over 15 years when they started Fabricating and Constructing Masts, none of their masts has come down.
When you entrust Masstech Uganda Company Limited with your mast construction, they don’t just rush to start putting things anyhow, they start by doing a site survey, study and determine the strength of the wind and the topographical nature of the ground holding the foundation and they make an appropriate design and then they determine the appropriate materials that match the conditions as necessary to ensure safety, reliability and durability because some areas have excessively strong winds that require appropriate materials and workmanship.

All the Financial Support, Donations, Grants, and Sponsorship for Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network (GMCBN) FM radio project will be conceived and designed to construct both the Broadcasting Sites and Transmission Sites and for buying Equipments for Setting up Six (6) Radio Stations in different Six (6) Districts of the Country to cover the Projected area with the Population of 13,742,511 as of the National Population and Housing Census conducted on August 2014, that’s Kasenge-Wakiso District, Masaka District, Mbarara District, Iganga District, Mbale District, and Hoima-Kiboga Districts for GMCBN FM radio Project in Uganda. Giving a voice to people in remote rural poverty stricken areas that will address issues concerning the importance of human rights, governance, gender, health, environment and entrepreneurship based on the principle of empowering local communities through information, practical skills and also empowering them to carry out income generating activities that would further keep them able to cope up with the psychological, economic, social and physical challenges in rural community.

GMCBN FM radio project once implemented is expected to fulfill the three major functions of media: Information, Education and Entertainment which, if reached, would produce "a standard of living worth humanity".

GMCBN FM radio project in its Proposed Program-Line Up will include programs aimed at raising the standards of living of the communities we serve as part of our corporate social responsibility.

GMCBN FM radio project is estimated to cost $4,182,212 USD or £2,857,845 U.K Pounds, to be spent in respect of Construction of Six (6) Broadcasting Sites and Six (6) Transmission Sites and buying Equipments for GMCBN FM radio project, Taxes and Transportation of Materials, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Grip Media Uganda Ltd & GRM International-NGO, represent the friends every person looks for. We believe in performance. We started with Five (5) members who are fully registered but the number increases day by day, these members are personal, passionate, professional and progressive with skills, capability and determination. We continually try to look for opportunities to connect with and change a life and our target is to engange more than 5000 Youth members and the People in rural communities of Uganda dealing in different practical activities. We always think of our Partners, Sponsors, Clients and Customer's interest first before any decision and action. And constantly updated to meet their expectations. We make efforts to ensure that everything is done in line with the agreed terms and conditions without any kind of slightest exception or deviation whatsoever. When you choose to deal with us in anyway, you can be sure not frustrated or delayed. We manage time as our best resource. Entrust us with your time and investment for maximum results.

5.0 PROJECT CONTENT:

  • 5 (a) BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT
  • 5 (b) STATEMENT TO THE PROBLEM
  • 5 (c) PROJECT JUSTIFICATION
  • 5 (d) PROJECT PROFILE LOCATION
5 (a) BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT:

In 1986, Current President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni came to power after years of military dictatorship and wide spread allegations of human rights violations by other ruling parties. Since 1986, there have been many changes in the broadcast media. The Government has ceased to be the sole owner of broadcast media and private entrepreneurs have been permitted to enter the sector and the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression in Africa to which Uganda is signatory. The government instituted new policies that included the privatization of the Ugandan economy. Television and radio airwaves, once state-controlled, were opened up to private investment in 1992. In 1993 the first privately owned station went on air. This move came in the broader context of privatisation of the media worldwide. It was closely linked to changes in the economic, technological and regulatory environment occasioned by the sweep of globalisation. The Privatization of Airwaves is impressive, growing through leaps and bounds, the population is expanding rapidly and the opportunity for a population dividend is possible, dictators are slowly being wiped away and integration and trade are now possible. We need to build political tolerance, lasting human security, the rule of law and significant steps towards economic liberation. And the future lies in generating African solutions for Africa’s problems.

Now it is a known fact that the mass media industry is saturated in Uganda. However, this is only true for some Cities/Districts. We have an Evangelistic Ministry GRM International (God is Rich Ministries International) through Mukutulanjegere Prayer Campaign we have travel through several parts of the country organizing Seminars, Crusades and Night Prayer Rallies in remote rural poverty stricken areas where majority of the general population is based in Uganda, with the Population of 28,430,800 out of the Population of 40,386,141 Ugandans as of January 2015. We discovered that most Districts, Counties, Parishes and Villages have no private Radio Station, and only rely on the government owned Radio Stations and a few private FM radios; with Poor signal, signal interference and coverage, which are very incompetent, uncreative and unreliable and these are only concentrated in the capital city Kampala Leaving rural community completely unaware of the government and developmental programmes and dying in silence. Through GMCBN FM radio project we want to contribute more to the development of rural community identities.
Majority of the rural population in Uganda/Africa is characterized by school drop-outs.


Major factors of school drop-outs include:

  • Unemployment and underemployment among parents.
  • Political instability
  • Conservativeness of Cultural Beliefs
  • Harsh economic conditions at society and at household levels.
  • Disintegration of families, family values and morals.
  • The scourge of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Ebola, Chorela, Cancer and Hepatitis which has ravaged many families and left many self parenting children and others to become a burden to the elderly persons, many of these victimized people are left in villages to suffer without any one to assist them.

Recognizing the central role of poverty eradication in wider global agendas and acknowledging the need to reach out to the poorest community with the objective to break the poverty cycle for them, Prince Kateregga James and Mrs. Kisakye Eve plus Executive Committee members of Grip Media Uganda Ltd & GRM International-NGO, having a spirit of concern, were obliged by the love of Christ to propose the establishment of Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network (GMCBN) FM radio project to provide a positive voice to thousands of people in remote hard to reach rural areas to address the importance on human rights, governance, gender, primary health care that’s Sanitation, nutrition, health education, food hygiene, personal hygiene and immunization to rural population, environment and entrepreneurship based on the principle of empowering local communities through information and practical skills.

We see an opportunity with interest and competence in broadcasting or mass media. We have chosen to setup Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network (GMCBN) FM radio project. Because we have Skills, Passions, and Capabilities of running a Radio Station and Determination to do so. Moreover with rampant poverty, these people can’t care for themselves. These people in remote rural poverty stricken areas, apart from failure to raise school fees (tuitions) are also unable to meet their basic needs like Clean Water, Toilets, Food, Shelter and Sanitary towel for mature girls. GMCBN FM radio Project therefore has been founded as response to these problems faced by these people in remote rural poverty stricken areas.

Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network (GMCBN) FM radio project has been set up to give hope to the lives of these people; give them relevance in life and to give them a sense of belonging.

However, GMCBN FM radio project does not aim at challenging government program but to supplement on government’s effort of helping people in remote rural poverty stricken areas where majority of the general population is based in Uganda. GMCBN FM radio project was initiated by a group of 45 people who felt it’s worth addressing the problems of people in remote rural poverty stricken areas whose conditions of living have worsened especially in Kasenge - Wakiso District and in other 33 neighboring Districts of Mpigi District, Lyantonde District, Gomba District, Hoima District, Lwengo District, Butambala District, Masaka District, Iganga District, Kampala District, Mityana District, Kamuli District, Kaliro District, Namutumba District, Mubende District, Kyegegwa District, Rakai District, Kyankwanzi District, Kalangala District, Kiboga District, Sembabule District, Kalungu District, Mukono District, Bugiri District, Mbarara District, Buikwe District, Buvuma District, Luwero District, Nakaseke District, Nakasongola District, Jinja District, Mbale District, Kayunga District and Bukomansimbi District with the Population of 13,742,511 as of the National Population and Housing Census conducted on August 2014 for all the above 34 Districts. Through commitment, devotion and determination, GMCBN FM radio Project once implemented is set to target 12,000,000 People in Wakiso District and in other 33 neighboring Districts of Mpigi District, Lyantonde District, Gomba District, Hoima District, Lwengo District, Butambala District, Masaka District, Iganga District, Kampala District, Mityana District, Kamuli District, Kaliro District, Namutumba District, Mubende District, Kyegegwa District, Rakai District, Kyankwanzi District, Kalangala District, Kiboga District, Sembabule District, Kalungu District, Mukono District, Bugiri District, Mbarara District, Buikwe District, Buvuma District, Luwero District, Nakaseke District, Nakasongola District, Jinja District, Mbale District, Kayunga District and Bukomansimbi District with the Population of 13,742,511 all together.


5 (b) STATEMENT TO THE PROBLEM:

The media in Uganda were liberalised starting 1993. It has therefore been difficult to judge whether the media are serving the majority of Ugandans optimally or not or to enforce a regime that caters for the even development of the sector in the best interests of the majority of Ugandans. Setting like Uganda, major disparities in access remain between different classes of people. Everybody should have the right identity, physical address, freedom of speech, nationality affection, and maternal security; have adequate food and nutrition, home/shelter and medical care. However, most of these rights are denied to the majority of the People in remote rural poverty stricken areas in Uganda. In an attempt to help our community, Prince Kateregga James and Mrs. Kisakye Eve plus Executive Committee members of Grip Media Uganda Ltd & GRM International, having a spirit of concern, were obliged by the love of Christ to propose the establishment of Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network GMCBN FM radio project, seeking to identify and to address the unique problems faced by the thousands of people in remote hard to reach rural areas through information and practical skills in Kasenge, Wakiso District and in other 33 neighboring Districts of Mpigi District, Lyantonde District, Gomba District, Hoima District, Lwengo District, Butambala District, Masaka District, Iganga District, Kampala District, Mityana District, Kamuli District, Kaliro District, Namutumba District, Mubende District, Kyegegwa District, Rakai District, Kyankwanzi District, Kalangala District, Kiboga District, Sembabule District, Kalungu District, Mukono District, Bugiri District, Mbarara District, Buikwe District, Buvuma District, Luwero District, Nakaseke District, Nakasongola District, Jinja District, Mbale District, Kayunga District and Bukomansimbi District with the Population of 13,742,511. On many occasion people in remote rural areas have been left out and die in silence due to poor infrastructures. These include poor Communication Systems like roads, poor telephone network, many villages have no Electricity.

The very low level of education among the whole population of the community which has been attributed to the increasing number of people infected with HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Ebola, Chorela, Cancer and Hepatitis that has hit the rural community for many years. Subsistence agriculture being the major way of livelihood has made it very difficult for the parents to send their children to school due to the increasing cost of education and with no proper care and protection, no food, no clothes and medical care. Worst, some of the children at years low as 11 are heading families taking responsibility of catering for the young ones as well as finding away for their education. In an attempt to do so, they end up meeting with young men and women to earn survival with money less than $1, coupled with HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Ebola, Chorela, Cancer and Hepatitis. This has encouraged and increased on the rate of infections among the young population in remote rural poverty stricken areas. There is Need to Expand Employment Opportunities in Developing Countries. And again there is number of Young People whose Education has diverted their Interests away from Agricultural Employment. The Conclusion drawn from this is that the increasing numbers Seeking Non-Agricultural Employment can only be Employed in Manufacturing Industry and Related Activities. This Reason alone it is Necessary to Expand the Industrial Sectors of the Economies of Developing Countries in remote rural poverty stricken areas where majority of the general population is based.

Due to poor Infrastructures and lack of access to quality basic needs of life so many people in remote areas in Uganda/Africa have been left out with no body to take care of them and giving them support. This means a rise in percentages of the illiterate, early pregnancies, and related consequences such as infant and maternal mortality rates, increased incidence of those who are infected by sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and drug abuse. While the Government will continue to increase spending on reproductive health services, it will also be losing valuable human resources. It is evident that the HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Ebola, Chorela, Cancer and Hepatitis scourge is increasingly taking its toll on those who should otherwise be enjoying childhood in Uganda/Africa.
A large proportion of deprived children have acquired psychopathological behavior, increasingly becoming involved in crime, drug abuse and violence. Many, too, are vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Ebola, Chorela, Cancer and Hepatitis and yet enter the labor market at very young ages, all of which seriously affects their growth and well-being. Children under this category experience extreme poverty, which is compounded household, community and national poverty.

A link between large/polygamous families with poverty, and the high level of household population (six to eight members), increases the difficulty of providing adequate coverage and quality of public services such as education, health and housing for families. Poor health reduces the productive capacity of households and limits access to basic needs.

The magnitude and complexity of the problem of poverty in Uganda is large and growing, and cannot be ignored when designing national development and poverty reduction strategies. Poverty in Uganda is an important issue that has worsened the Communications system of Ugandans. About 60% of the Ugandan people are poor and 30% are very poor. Women in Uganda like in any other developing country in Sub-Saharan Africa are the poorest of the poor. The standard of living in rural Uganda is much lower than the rest of the world. The Ugandan economy showed remarkable resilience in achieving modest gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 4.8% in 2016 compared to 5.5% growth in 2015. Real GDP projections for 2017 AEO indicate that GDP will grow by 5.8% in 2018. Headline inflation is expected to increase slightly to 5.9% in 2018, owing to rising food inflation on account of unfavorable weather conditions. Uganda has low life expectancy literacy rates. According to the past macroeconomic trends and available information, the nominal GDP growth rate over the NDP period was projected at an average of 7.2 per cent per annum. It was assumed that the proportion of people living below the poverty line is expected to decline from the level of 31% in 2013/2014 to around 24.5% in 2018/2019. Although the Government of Uganda has developed plans and implementation strategies that have contributed significantly to economic growth and poverty reduction, there are sections of the society that belong to certain socioeconomic groups that have not benefited from the available economic opportunities for poverty reduction. Vulnerable groups like the elderly live in worst situations that put their lives at danger. More than 40% of people in Wakiso District remain unemployed and illiteracy rates are very high. They cannot afford adequate medical treatment and majority has resorted to traditional and unhygienic ways of treatment.

GMCBN FM radio project is therefore initiated to target the people in remote rural poverty stricken areas and to empower them by giving them a positive voice that will address issues concerning the importance of human rights, governance, freedom of speech, gender, health, environment and entrepreneurship based on the principle of empowering local communities through information, practical skills and also empowering them to carry out income generating activities that would further keep them.


5 (c) PROJECT JUSTIFICATIONS:

The broadcast sector in Uganda has been influenced by the changes in the sector at the global level. The liberalization of the broadcast sector in Uganda starting with the early 1990’s reduced the influence of government and introduced a range of private players who have established radio stations and TV stations. Following a careful assessment made by Prince Kateregga James and Mrs. Kisakye Eve plus Executive Committee members of Grip Media Uganda Ltd & GRM International-NGO while assessing Kasenge Village and Uganda rural community needs and the trend in global development and survival instincts, it was found necessary to institute GMCBN FM radio project to address the deficiencies in the practice of helping the thousands of people in remote hard to reach rural areas in all of our societies. “Support the thousands of people in remote hard to reach rural areas Uganda” is justified on the following grounds:

  • Other than “GMCBN FM radio Project”, there are no other projects in most parts of Uganda, that are designed to cater for the great challenges faced by the thousands of people in remote hard to reach rural areas.
  • The colonial educational system widely used in Uganda puts emphasis on theoretical approaches to learning and as such, its graduates have limited practice in solving practical problems. As a solution, “GMCBN FM radio project Uganda” is designed to bridge the gap between knowledge and practice in the designed development and operation of systems for helping the people in remote hard to reach rural areas.
  • Amidst today’s volatile and dynamic economic environment, random approaches to tackling rural community issues are increasingly becoming lethal for organizations and projects; therefore use of practical assistance is indeed becoming a must especially as it is possible to take advantage of advances made by “GMCBN FM radio Project Uganda”.

5 (d) PROJECT PROFILE LOCATION:

The Project is based in KasengeVillage, Wakiso District Uganda and this is where God enabled us to buy a Small Plot of Land on which we want the Construction of the Building Named “GOD IS RICH COMPLEX / GRIP COMPLEX” to take place, it is going to be the home of GMCBN FM radio station, Offices for Grip Media Uganda Ltd and GRM International-NGO and for Twesiga Mukama Community Health Clinic. Kasenge is on Nakawuka Road approximately 18 kilometers (10 miles) from Kampala; Nsangi Sub-County, Busiro County in Wakiso District. Wakiso District lies in the Central Region of the country, bordering with Nakaseke District and Luweero District to the north, Mukono District to the east, Kalangala District in Lake Victoria to the south, Mpigi District to the southwest and Mityana District to the northwest. Wakiso is approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) northwest of Kampala the capital of Uganda and the largest city in the country. And it is approximately 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Entebbe International Airport, southwest of Kampala.

Grip Media Uganda Limited is a Legally Registered Company in Uganda limited by Share capital. It is a Private owned Company registered by the registrar of Companies Registration No. 80020000413722 well as GRM International is an Indeginous NGO Registered in Uganda by the National Bureau for the Non-Governmental Organisations File No. MIA/NB/2017/10/275 limited by Guarantee. The Companies were formed mainly to focus on the Rural Community People Development in various aspects for self empowerment where majority of the general population of 28,430,800 is based in Uganda out of the 40,386,141 Ugandans.


Map of Uganda

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Map of Wakiso

Wakiso Uganda

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6.0 MISSION STATEMENT OF THE PROJECT:

GMCBN FM radio project is a Community radio station devoted to developing human potential. “Our mission is to help and promote the dignity and worth of the thousands of people in remote hard to reach rural areas through empowering them to optimize their potentials, by creating innovative solutions and make informed choices to improve their lives, access all available services and opportunities and be able to address their day to day challenges of reduced income, food and health through Practical Skills and Information. We motivate and encourage others to achieve their own personal and professional fulfillment. Hence develop positive economic, social, cost-effective means and spiritual growth in the society, to access the tremendous growth opportunities and engage in the battle of eradicating Poverty and Unemployment on the Continent of Africa”.


7.0 THE VISION OF THE PROJECT:

The Vision of GMCBN FM radio project is to “Take a Strong Hold to Inform, Educate and Entertain; and to create a society in which every person is celebrated as a unique and valued creation of God, and is encouraged to fulfill his or her full potential in Uganda”. And to become a Society of assertiveness and excellence in Uganda through Talent development, Academic Supporting, Guidance giving, and Fight for the rights of People in rural Communities, and Uplifting their Standard of Living in Uganda.


8.0 THE GOALS OF THE PROJECT:

GMCBN FM radio project has a very strong goal of Taking a Strong Hold in Positive Broadcasting, through Teaching the people of God how to posses Riches, Blessings and Honor, broadcast educative programmes on (health, religion, entrepreneurship etc.) especially in those remote rural poverty stricken areas where majority of the general population is based in Africa.

Our goal is that by the end of 2023 GMCBN FM radio project should be generating income sufficient to cover the operational costs which include: Licenses, Taxes, Bills for Electricity and Water, Staff Salaries, Equipment maintenance and replacement costs.

Through our Programming GMCBN FM radio project will aim at Teaching our Listeners Business ideas and creating opportunity of Lifestyle Change and the rural community trained practical skills to a standard where they are able to establish and maintain their own income generating activities.

We are committed at alleviating poverty and unemployment on the Continent of Africa! And again giving Chance to Servants of God (Pastors/Ministers) in remote areas a Platform to Preach the Word of God (Gospel) using the GMCBN FM radio project.

Additionally, through GMCBN FM radio project we want to promote empowerment of rural Community people in various areas affecting humanity.

In everything we do, we seek to achieve the things that promote the empowerment of rural Community in Africa.


9.0 CORE VALUES ARE:

  • Stewardship: “GMCBN FM radio project believes in God to protect the dignity of everybody to exploit the Earthy goods in accordance with God’s Law and individual order”.
  • Equality for all: “God made all people equal; our Companies are committed to a development process that promotes equality”.
  • About People: "GMCBN FM radio sees the good in people, and tries to develop those qualities
  • Rights and dignity for all: “GMCBN FM radio project believes in and strives to uphold the rights and dignity of all people especially in the rural communities”.
  • About Management of GMCBN FM radio project: "Everything will turn out alright if we just keep in motion, forever moving forward".
  • Institutional partnership in development: "GMCBN FM radio project welcomes and respects ongoing International initiatives and national policies to take care and give support to disadvantaged people fight poverty, ignorance and diseases such as Malaria, Immunisable diseases, HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Chorela, Cancer and Hepatitis”.

10.0 GUIDING PHILOSOPHY:

The philosophy and experience of GMCBN FM radio project is based on the reality that every human being is a unique individual and that we all have a right to good health and basic needs and should access means to a comfortable life in one way or another.


11.0 THE PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT:

The purpose of establishing GMCBN FM radio project is to reduce the suffering of the people in remote hard to reach rural areas in Uganda, build their capacity through giving them a Positive Voice, empowering them to optimize their potentials, by creating innovative solutions and make informed choices to improve their lives, access all available services and opportunities and be able to address their day to day challenges of reduced income, food and health through information and practical skills. We want to motivate and encourage them to achieve their own personal and professional fulfillment; and simple activities to do so that they become productive in the society. “This project will reach out to all or most youth to ensure that they get correct message at this critical historical juncture. By reaching out to the youth with the right information, by re-orienting, informing, conscientising and enlightening the youth, this project will produce young carders to implement current visions and build the foundation for liberated future generations once current forms of control and marginalization are identified and alienated”. We therefore, request for your support and assistance in implementing GMCBN FM radio project.


12.0 PROJECT OBJECTIVES:

The overall objective of GMCBN FM Radio project is to transform the life of the rural community in accordance to the doctrines of the Christian faith, outreach to Christians and Non-Christians in local communities who are living in isolated areas through evangelization. It aims to reach people that have no existing churches, where their only way of hearing the word of God is through the radio.
This is achieved via:

  • Establishment of self help Projects, Training of the Youth and the People in the rural Community of Uganda with different Technical Skills promoting exchange of Information with in GMCBN FM Radio project and other Organisations which are Professional and having similar objectives, transform lives of Youth and the People in the rural Community infected with HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Ebola, Chorela, Cancer and Hepatitis hence fighting all kinds of immoralities, empowering and strengthening the voice of people concernining their rights in the community and helping them become self reliant on it, to fight poverty in the community at large.
  • Preaching the gospel and teaching Christ’s word;
  • Providing community education campaigns on matters pertaining to development, education, family planning and health.
  • Create awareness among the rural community about the HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Ebola, Chorela, Cancer and Hepatitis and provide them with the tools for fighting the diseases.
  • To improve the quality of life for the people in remote rural poverty stricken areas where majority of the general population is based in Uganda by teaching them new business ideas and implement them.
  • To train care givers in care giving skills to enable these people in remote rural poverty stricken areas get adequate care, love and support. And to create awareness to the community and the outside world the need to fight and eradicate poverty.
  • To build a net work of well-trained youth who will, through joint efforts, continue to implement current visions and build the foundation for liberated future generations once current forms of control and marginalization are identified and alienated.
  • The ultimate goal of GMCBN FM Radio project will be to offer unique model of free practical Skills to the Youth in the Community. Educating 50% of the Orphans and Vulnarable Children at large.

The innovation however that truly distinguishes GMCBN FM Radio Project-Taking a Strong Hold to Inform, Educate and Entertain from other media projects is in our approach to financial sustainability. By linking Rural Community and Urban Community, our Listeners will not only receive practical instruction on how to produce, but also acquire the business skills needed to earn themselves a living. This focus on financial sustainability means that every dollar/pound invested in developing rural community capacity will continue to have an impact year after year.

The need to build Rural Community capacity and create new livelihoods is critical for the peaceful development of any developing country such as Uganda. We hope that our approach inspires your trust to share that vision Taking a Strong Hold to Inform, Educate and Entertain and to invest in the future of the improvement of thousands of people in the rural community of Uganda with a donation toward this project.


13.0 CHARACTERISTICS OF POVERTY IN KEY DOMAINS:

13.1 Personal, emotional and spiritual well-being
  • Lack of parental guidance, care and love
  • Not having the means to get what one wants
  • Inability to solve daily problems, both as a result of lack of money as well as lack of initiative and innovation that results from financial poverty (‘poverty of the mind’)
  • Being dependent on others
  • Lack of religious grounding
  • Discrimination and deprivation
  • Alcohol abuse by parents
13.2 Physical well-being
  • Lack of access to health care (medicine, immunization)
  • Vulnerable to diseases, especially HIV/AIDs, Malaria, Ebola, Chorela, Cancer and Hepatitis.
13.3 Family and social well-being
  • Lack of money, clothing, food, accommodation, material goods such as bicycles, books, bedding, cooking
  • Lack of land
  • Lack of skills
  • Lack of opportunities and sources of income
  • Child labor exploitation
  • Lack of access to transport and Communication facilities.
13.5 Environmental well-being
  • Lack of clean and safe water
  • Lack of latrines


14.0 PARTICIPATORY APPROACH TO WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY:

The Project will ensure that the Community is fully aware and actively involved in all aspects of the project, successful involvement of the Community in the project activities.
Community situation and response analysis will be done with grass root members of the Community like LCs, Community Health Workers, Policy makers at the Division Levels and stakeholders involved in the project.


15.0 PROJECT ACTIVITIES:

We shall begin with a district sensitization meeting where we shall educate and sensitize district officials, district councilors, sub-county chiefs, LCIII chairpersons and religious leaders. The exercise will also be used as a platform for introducing and inform the leaders about the GMCBN FM radio project and its purpose. This will help us to earn their support to the project. We shall lobby their participation and support during the project implementation. The meeting shall target at least participants from all sub-counties within the district.


15.1 GMCBN FM radio project will be aiming at:
  1. Evangelize and preach the gospel; People come into relationship with their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; and they will reach their full potential through spiritual and emotional guidance.
  2. The broken hearted and traumatized will find healing and forgiveness;
  3. Provide community education in areas such as; hygiene and health (including cholera, Ebola virus, HIV, hepatitis, malaria), family planning, education, moral values and world news;
  4. Encourage local artists to develop their musical talents;
  5. Advocate for peace and reconciliation. Hence Promotion of community unity;


15.2 Community sensitization activities/meetings
Community awareness and sensitization activities shall be organized at parish level across the district so as to increase knowledge and create awareness on the battle of Fighting Poverty and unemployment on the Continent of Africa and its prevention.
These awareness activities shall target all rural Community members aged 4-75 years and residents in our catchment area. The activities shall be conducted by the GMCBN FM radio project staff who will include Marketeers, Presenters, Social workers/community development officers and we shall work hand in hand with local authorities, religious leaders and community volunteers. We shall invite men and encourage them to participate in our sensitization meetings, provide them with adequate information on the battle of Fighting Poverty and unemployment on the Continent of Africa and its prevention. This will enable them to provide support to their women.

At least 34 community sensitization meetings shall be organized and conducted in all parishes within the district. These will be organized and conducted through church gatherings, crusades, seminars, night prayer rallies, in market places, by inviting people to come for the meetings at selected locations mainly at school compounds, churches, and parish or sub-county head quarters within their locality. Mobilization shall be done through church announcements, pinning of posters in strategic locations, funeral meetings, radio announcements and through a team of dedicated community health volunteers. We shall design and produce information, education and communication materials (IEC) on the battle of Fighting Poverty and unemployment in the region and its prevention that we shall disseminate during these community awareness and sensitization activities. I.E.C materials shall be simplified and tailored to suit the target group which is the local community members.


15.3 Media campaigns and engagements
We shall engage in media campaigns to raise awareness on the battle of Fighting Poverty and unemployment on the Continent of Africa and its eradication. With the privatization of communication systems in Uganda, Radio stations have become one of the major forms of public communication in Uganda. In the rural Communities of Uganda, people have mainly relied on local radio stations as the main source of information in form of news bulletins, announcements, entertainment, social affairs and marketing, among others. In Wakiso District, at least every family owns a radio and however much poor the household is, it endeavors to buy at least batteries for a radio, mainly possessed by the man.


16.0 PROFILE OF THE APPLICANTS:

GRIP MEDIA UGANDA LIMITED and GRM INTERNATIONAL-NGO and the Executive Committee Members headed by Prince Kateregga James and Kisakye Eve have Skills, Passions, and Capabilities of running a Radio Station and Determination to do so.


PRINCE KATEREGGA JAMES
Prince Kateregga James as Chairperson/Project Manager believes in Performance and he Continually try to look for Opportunities to Connect with and Change a Life. When you choose to deal with him in anyway, you can be sure not frustrated, or delayed. He manages time as his best resource and he is ever ready to deliver. Entrust him with your time and investment for maximum results. He is a Gifted Talented Man with Determination and he Loves to work. He is a Ugandan aged 42 years old born on 18th January 1976. He Trained in Christian Studies, Electrical Installations and Fitting and in Mass Media. He is Flexible with Skills, Passions and Capabilities in Media and Broadcasting plus Production of Commercial Radio Adverts and Jingles, Recording and Editing Audio Radio Programs. Above all, he has Experience in Electrical Installations and Fitting/Wiring Houses, Construction and Setting up Radio Equipment in the Studios and on the Mast (Broadcasting Tower). He has worked both in the City (Kampala) and in the remote and hard to reach rural areas. For instance, he has an Experience of over “Fifteen (15) years” in Radio Broadcasting. From 2003 to January 31st 2015; he worked with CHRISTIAN RADIO NETWORK (IMPACT FM) working as: A Radio Presenter, Technical Control Assistant and Station Manager, Managing one of the CRN Rural Community Upcountry Radio Stations 101.5 FM in Masaka district; and as On-air Presenter of the following programs:- Prayer Hour (Mukutulanjegere) at 3:00am daily, Ekintabuli at 11:00am – 1:00pm daily, Dance Floor on Saturday Nights, Late Night Show daily, MukamaYebazibwe on Sunday Nights, Kirimulala daily Evening drive show. He has also worked with “Masstech Uganda Company Limited” as a Technician, Office Superintendent & Marketeer. And Presently he is working with “SALT MEDIA” the owners of Salt FM Radios and Salt Television as a “Producer” in the Production Department, Voicing, Recording and Editing Audio Radio/TV Programs.

Definitely Prince Kateregga James is gifted with a Humorous Voice and Lively Presentation and the Listeners Like and Love his Presentation. We strongly believe that due to his (Prince Kateregga James’) Flexibility, Talent, Service, Experience, Passions, Capabilities and Determination and Ability to work will help GMCBN FM radio Project to take a Strong Hold in Positive Broadcasting.

He has conducted a number of Open Air Crusades, Seminars and Night Prayer Rallies together with Colleagues, Pastor Robert Kintu, Patrick Lubuulwa, Pastor David Mukisa and Pastor Brian Mike Migadde in remote rural poverty stricken areas where majority of the general population is based in Uganda. Together, they established GRM INTERNATIONAL (GOD IS RICH MINISTRIES INT’L) & Mukutulanjegere Prayer Campaign Ministry.

Prince Kateregga James wants to use his training and experience in media to establish Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network (GMCBN) FM radio Project.


MRS.KISAKYE EVE
Mrs.Kisakye Eve aged 35 years born on 17th March 1983 is also a Professional Registered Nurse works with Mengo Hospital one of the biggest Private Missionary Hospitals in Uganda, and our Health Officer in Charge of TWESIGA MUKAMA COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC which is also under Grip Media Uganda Limited & GRM International-NGO at Kasenge Community Trading Center in Wakiso District Uganda East Africa.

She has travelled around the Country ministering the Gospel of hope to the broken hearted. God has called Mrs. Kisakye Eve to specifically minister to the MARRIEDS and Children in need. She is very hard working and creative business lady.


ENGINEER DENIS OKELLO ODONGO
Engineer Denis Okello Odongo Director Masstech Uganda Company Limited is our Project Engineer. Masstech Uganda Company Limited is a legally registered Company in Uganda. This Company deals in sales of FM broadcast equipment, Repair and maintenance of FM broadcast equipment, Mast Fabrication/ Installation and general Construction works, repair and maintenance of Computers, Networking, website designing.

An overview of Masstech Uganda Company services: -
Masstech Uganda Company Limited also gives FM radio related services which include the following:-
  • Consultation on opening and operating an FM radio station
  • Supply of Equipment according to specifications and capacity required by the client
  • Fabrication of Masts/Towers of different heights plus Constructing the Mast on site
  • Repair and maintenance of FM Broadcast equipment of all types
  • Supply of parts for FM Broadcast Equipment
  • Offering advice as required on upgrading and equipment safety measures
  • Ordering and buying for you any equipment you desire at the best prices unbeatable. They do not add any additional cost on the quotation they receive from their suppliers in Italy.
  • Installing any equipment ordered through their Company free of charge.

Masstech Uganda Company Limited has experienced technical team with vast experience in electronic handling, repair, maintenance and installation.
On mast construction, Masstech Uganda Company gives their clients 10 years guarantee. They are sure of what they do and since over 15 years when they started Fabricating and Constructing Masts, none of their masts has come down. When you entrust Masstech Uganda Company with your Mast Construction, they don’t just rush to start putting up things, they do a proper site survey, study and determine the strength of the Wind and the topographical nature of the place and they make an appropriate design to withstand the conditions as necessary to ensure safety, reliability and durability. As a steadily growing company they are interested in building their reputation and are committed to serving their Customers the best way possible. Their equipment are genuine and have product warranty in case of any problem they are standby to give you the necessary support.

Masstech Uganda Company has integrity and they always strive to provide their clients with the best services possible. They have full capacity to handle all broadcast needs. Their repair and maintenance knowledge is quite advanced as they have successfully used parts from different transmitter types to build a fully functioning unit. Most engineers will require that you buy specific parts for specific transmitter makes or models but Masstech Uganda Company Limited have done a serious research over the years and successfully broken that barrier already. They have quite a number of referral repairs sent to them by fellow technicians from around the country sides and some from nearby countries such as Rwanda, Sudan and DR Congo.

All we are required to do is to sign an agreement with Masstech Uganda Company Limited and they do everything until the radio goes on-air. They have assured us with quality and we don’t need to worry because everything shall be done exactly as shown in the drafted budget.

In an attempt to help our community, Prince Kateregga James and Mrs. Kisakye Eve plus Executive Committee members of Grip Media Uganda Ltd & GRM International-NGO, recognized the central role of poverty eradication in wider global agendas and acknowledging the need to reach out to the poorest community with the objective to break the poverty cycle for them, and having a spirit of concern, were obliged by the love of Christ to propose the establishment of Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network (GMCBN) FM radio project seeking to identify and to address the unique problems faced by the thousands of people in remote hard to reach rural areas through information and practical skills in Kasenge, Wakiso District and in the other 33 neighboring Districts of Mpigi District, Lyantonde District, Gomba District, Hoima District, Lwengo District, Butambala District, Masaka District, Iganga District, Kampala District, Mityana District, Kamuli District, Kaliro District, Namutumba District, Mubende District, Kyegegwa District, Rakai District, Kyankwanzi District, Kalangala District, Kiboga District, Sembabule District, Kalungu District, Mukono District, Bugiri District, Mbarara District, Buikwe District, Buvuma District, Luwero District, Nakaseke District, Nakasongola District, Jinja District, Mbale District, Kayunga District and Bukomansimbi District with the Population of 13,742,511 for all the above 34 Districts.

We formalized Grip Media Uganda Ltd and is a Legally Registered Company in Uganda limited by Share Capital. It is a Private owned company registered by the registrar of Companies Registration No. 80020000413722 well as GRM International is an Indeginous NGO Registered in Uganda by the National Bureau for the Non-Governmental Organisations File No. MIA/NB/2017/10/275 limited by Guarantee. Under Grip Media Uganda Ltd & GRM International we have proposed to establish “Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network” and the same shall be abbreviated as GMCBN FM radio project.

  • We have a Constitution/Memorandum and Article of Association attached to this Document.
  • We expect to have funders who are Donor Agencies, Sponsors, Charitable Foundations, Corporate Funders, Loan financing and equity capital, Contracts, Trading; Selling goods and services to members, Volunteers, Partners, Churches, Membership, Friends, Gifts, Well-wishers, and Moral support from Direct and indirect Beneficiaries.
  • We have technical people to run the GMCBN FM radio Project, evaluate and monitor all project interventions. Above all we have interest, passion and managerial skills to make GMCBN FM radio project prosper.

We therefore, request for your support in terms of Relief Support / Financial Support, Donations, Grants, Sponsorship, and Equipments to Foster implementation of GMCBN FM radio project.


17.0 PROJECT MONITORING AND EVALUATION:

GRIP MEDIA UGANDA LTD & GRM INTERNATIONAL-NGO will work with the Executive Committee to monitor and support the ongoing implementation of the GMCBN FM radio project, assess its impact, identify and disseminate the lessons learned and their implications for rural community at the national and international levels.

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of GMCBN FM radio project’s operations and impact will be essential to determine whether GMCBN FM radio project is meeting its objectives effectively and efficiently. Results obtained from M&E will be used to mobilize continued financial support and political support for the project. Monitoring and Evaluation will create an opportunity for learning and the lesions learnt will be fed back into the programme on an ongoing basis. Monitoring and Evaluation will be based on the logical framework which sets out all the indicators for assessing progress. We will embark on collecting baseline information from the proposed project area, for purposes of setting benchmarks. On the whole, the approach taken shall fall under the following lines:


17.1 Monitoring
GMCBN FM radio Project staff will be at the fore front of all monitoring process and they will ensure that together with our partners they capture all the required data and prepare monthly reports. Quarterly project monitoring visits shall be organized and conducted by the senior project staff to assess the progress and these will be done in partnership and collaboration with local authorities and community volunteers. The progress of coverage will be monitored and data collection shall be simplified to retain only minimal indicators.


17.2 Reviews
Based on the information in the monthly monitoring reports, participatory quarterly reviews will be conducted involving all staff members that are directly involved in project implementation. These reviews will assess the achievements and strong points as well as challenges experienced and learn lessons from them. The lessons learnt will be fed into the plans for the subsequent quarter. Annual review meetings shall also be conducted involving all our partners, community workers and volunteers, and local leaders within the project area.

17.3 Evaluation
Evaluation will help us to address ongoing activities (for instance, how well the program’s functioning and long-term impact. At the end of each year there will be a one-day participatory review of the project involving all partners and representatives of beneficiaries from all sub-counties. This review will be based on a project status report with input from partners and community volunteers. This will be an evaluative review of the project and lessons learnt from the process will be used to review the plans for the subsequent year. This Action, Learning and Planning process ensures that the people who are involved with the programme on a day-to-day basis are involved in its review and evaluation. Guidelines for the participatory performance assessment will be prepared. An external evaluation facilitated by an external consultant will be conducted at the end of the 3 year period to assess project effect or impact and to learn lessons.

17.4 Setting-up an efficient Management Information System
To ensure a successful Monitoring and Evaluation process, a well functioning Management Information System shall be established and setup. The Management Information System will help to: identify those most in need. A Data Clerk shall be assigned the responsibility of managing data entry and the Management Information System. All equipments bought and staff capacity built in the process of this project’s implementation shall be maintained at the end of project and will be used. We shall ensure there is full participation of beneficiaries, community members, men, local and religious leaders in activities of the project so as to earn their support and acceptance of the project.


18.0 PROJECT FEASIBILITY:

The infrastructure for GMCBN FM radio project is in place, the Land for Constructing (God is Rich Complex) a Building for our Broadcasting Site at Kasenge Community Trading Center Wakiso District is available and the Land for Constructing a Transmission Site is also available on Nakirama Hill but still small where by we need to enlarge on it (60X60) meters. And we want to make efficient use of spaces on God is Rich Complex once constructed, by allocating one Floor for GRM International Medical Centre / Twesiga Mukama Community Health Clinic which are also under GRIP MEDIA UGANDA LTD & GRM INTERNATIONAL-NGO to be used for Health Care Services and for our Offices. Because currently we are renting only two rooms in Kasenge Community Trading Center for both GRIP MEDIA UGANDA LTD & GRM INTERNATIONAL-NGO Offices and for GRM International Medical Centre / Twesiga Mukama Community Health Clinic. But good enough we managed to buy a Plot of Land in Kasenge Community Trading Center where we want the Construction of God is Rich Complex to take place so that the spaces on this building may be shared by adjacent functional areas, and by making prudent use of multi-purpose space for Studios, Offices and Health Clinic / Medical Centre.

Another thing that is also important to note is that, once the implementation takes off, we want to start by Processing Licenses with Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and get Frequencies. Next will be constructing Transmission Site at Nakirama Hill, building a Mast (Broadcasting Tower) and the Building (House) for all the Transmission Equipments. By the end of the first Ten (10) months of the Project implementation, we want to achieve the completion of the First Transmission Site and Start Signal Testing within this period from Transmission Site, as we go on with the Construction/Building of “God is Rich Complex” at Kasenge Trading Centre for our Broadcasting Services. This would mean that by the end of 2019 GMCBN FM radio station will be on air in full capacity of Broadcasting. And there after start opening up GMCBN FM radio project branches / repeater stations in different Six (6) Districts of the Country to cover the Projected area with the Population of 13,742,511 as of the National Population and Housing Census conducted on August 2014, that’s Kasenge-Wakiso District, Masaka District, Mbarara District, Iganga District, Mbale District, and Hoima-Kiboga Districts for Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network (GMCBN) FM radio project.

Another important factor is that once the project is implemented, we will broadcast in languages that are used daily in the local community level. The national or regional stations do not have the capacity to aim linguistically or at the level of information detail for rural community issues. We hope to be effective and manage GMCBN FM radio Project in providing information and training directly to the community.

The overriding factor to the success of GMCBN FM radio project depends on the proper community access and ownership, which is paramount in the initial project design. If GMCBN FM radio project is or becomes an integral part of the voice of the community and local interest groups have an equal say in the information that is disseminated via the station, then there is a lesser risk of failure in the long-term sustainability of the Project. This can be achieved with good GMCBN FM radio project management that works with community leaders and committees including both political and community leaders.

The local stakeholders will provide ongoing evaluation of GMCBN FM radio project via listener surveys and media expert evaluation. Workshops will be given in production and survey techniques that will aid GMCBN FM radio project with improving programming to suit the needs of the community. GMCBN FM radio project will be tapped to train in advanced broadcasting techniques and program development that will improve community radio personnel.

Needs assessment: This will help us to show how the proposed budget can meet the desired objectives and to show that the project outputs are not too much exceeding the demand. Through the study, we have discovered that the people of Kasenge Village, Wakiso District and the neighboring communities are willing and excited to have such a project coming to improve their lives and the entire community at large.

Capability: The Vision bearers of GMCBN FM radio project Uganda are capable of running this project with ease and success because they are committed servants of God, hard working, have sufficient experience and have served in community media house for a long time and the fact that they are trained and qualified to run this project. We have been in the business of radio broadcast for over 15 years now and we do understand absolutely well, as we have practically done before, the strategies that can be applied to ensure that GMCBN FM radio Project becomes a sustainable business.When we assessed the life conditions of the people in the rural community, we found out that there was a great need for such a project which can address the problems of thousands of people in remote rural poverty stricken areas where majority of the general population is based in Uganda.


19.0 EXPECTED PROJECT OUTPUT:

We shall ensure there is full participation of beneficiaries, community members, men and women, local and religious leaders in activities of the project so as to earn their support and acceptance of the project.

  • Many participants from the community will be trained and given Jobs.
  • The Youth will prove to be Job Creators.
  • We hope to get more Trainers.
  • We hope to make a bigger technical school.


20.0 MANAGEMENT OF THE PROJECT:

GMCBN FM radio project Uganda will be managed in such a way that the executive committee was formed to run the project in order to make the project a success:-

  1. Through maximum utilization of scarce available resources.
  2. Use of collective efforts of all project stake holders like initiators, direct and indirect beneficiaries together with project participants.
  3. Through delegation of duties and systematic accountability on regular basis in order to avoid fraud and sleeping partners.
  4. The chairman of the committee will be responsible for generation of funds and to produce project implementation report, in correlation with project budget in order to ensure transparent accountability.
  5. A group of verifiers will be chosen to undertake the responsibility of checking and supervision of the quantity of goods delivered and the quality of work done in order to avoid inflation and shadow work.

Human Resource and Capacity to manage the project
GRIP MEDIA UGANDA LTD & GRM INTERNATIONAL-NGO have a Board of Directors that is responsible for setting-up of policies, approving strategies, plans and Budgets and oversees the operations of the project so that they confirm to the principles and values. At the Management level, the Grants coordinator is responsible for the day to day running of GMCBN FM radio project. She develops strategies, plans and budgets and submits them to the Board for approval, and is directly involved in project development and Programme management. The Grants Coordinator has experience in Project Planning and Management with adequate knowledge and expertise in development work. She is part of the 6 man Senior Management Council that is responsible for the day to day management of the project. The Senior Management Council is a committee of representatives of different entities. The technical team is composed of Engineers, Medical, Programmatic and Administrative teams. The Programme team is composed of a Grants Coordinator, Social Worker/Counselor and Community volunteers, the Director-Finance and Administration, and Support Staff. Regardless of department, all these work together to ensure proper Programme implementation. We hope to strengthen our ties and collaborations more during the proposed project implementation. We have an effective system of community volunteers operating at the grassroots that will also be recruited for the proper implementation of this project.

Being located and operating at the grassroots and with most staff being natives of Wakiso District, we look at ourselves better positioned to manage and implement this and reach to the target with adequate care and support needed.


21.0 SOURCES OF FUNDING:

We expect to have funders who are:-

  • Donor Agencies
  • Well-wishers
  • Sponsors
  • Charitable Foundations
  • Corporate Funders
  • Contracts
  • Trading; Selling goods and services to members
  • Moral support from Direct and indirect Beneficiaries
  • Volunteers,
  • Partners
  • Churches
  • Membership
  • Friends
  • Gifts


22.0 TARGET GROUP:

Will be a Family Oriented Radio Station; Listened to by Persons of all ages and Walk of Life especially in Rural Community. The major group is most especially the Youth will be Trained and given Jobs.
The project will indirectly benefit the project members that will be equipped with Media and Health skills to Manage the Community.


23.0 MARKETING PLAN:

Community radio stations are sustained by listener donations and grants from the communities that they serve and well-wishers. GMCBN FM radio project will get some money from agencies keen on spreading social marketing messages such as the Uganda Anti-Corruption Commission and those involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Ebola, Chorela, Cancer and Hepatitis. We will have to go an extra mile into having an outlook into other areas like National Advertisements, Sensitization and civic education messages coming from ministries, political wings, big companies, NGO’s and CSOs across the country and in the East African region. We will do this through preparing and submitting proposals to these companies and having someone assigned to consistently follow up on those proposals.

We will focus on getting volunteers for daily operations like news gathering and presenting. We need to attract direct contributions from the community and access free content. "These moves will subsidize our running costs. The GMCBN FM radio project is likely to succeed if it communicates and addresses the issues affecting the community and this is done best by allowing input from the community members themselves, either through news gathering or presenting.

However, one major problem is staff turnover. As most community station workers are volunteers, they often leave to take up paid jobs with larger commercial rivals. Most community station struggle to give allowances to their core staff.

GMCBN FM radio project will not charge our Listeners for the product they create and distribute. Instead we make a profit from the adverts they sell, the special events they hold, the syndication of our most popular shows and in some cases the special services they can provide to other radio stations. On-air advertising makes up a major part of radio station revenue. Stations sell airtime to companies that wish to reach the audience with messages about their products or services. Spots vary in price depending on their length, the time of the day they run and the show during which they air. The positioning of each spot can also impact its value, with those aired immediately after the show moves to commercial and immediately before it returns commanding the highest prices. In some cases advertisements are read by on-air personalities in hopes that more people will pay attention when their favorite host is the one speaking. These spots tend to cost more than the traditional commercial.

Events
Radio stations often hold special events, sometimes on their own and sometimes in concert with advertising partners. These sponsored events serve the dual purpose of attracting new listeners to the station and bringing in extra revenue through ticket sales and merchandising. Many talk radio stations will hold annual cruises or gala dinners, during which on-air personalities will mingle with listeners, give speeches and generally let the public into their world. Tickets can be at a premium depending on the venue and the guests, and the proceeds earned by the station can be substantial.


24.0 INSTITUTIONAL SETTING:

There are various institutions that are non profit making organizations in Wakiso District we have liaised or liaise with GMCBN FM radio project Uganda during its life span because no project or organization can exist alone or in isolation, it must contribute or benefit from the benefits generated by other organizations or projects involved in similar activities and this strengthens the sustainability of the benefits generated by GMCBN FM radio project during its period of implementation.


25.0 ASSUMPTIONS AND RISKS:

GMCBN FM radio project Uganda, like any other project, has to make assumptions and face risks about attitudes, motivations and expectations of the various parties involved. Any project has to take an account of external, internal and environmental factors outside the project’s control which might constitute a risk to its success. However, the factors can be:-

Natural events, national economic policies, political and religious influence as well as social, economic and cultural factors at the participant levels, for example inflation in Ugandan currency, price fluctuation of both Goods and Services of planned inputs and this can bring about knock-on effect at the level of planned outputs. So the project implementers have laid proper success strategies for GMCBN FM radio project Uganda in order to operate sustainably.

Financially, a radio station cannot survive on announcements and local adverts only, mostly we will have to go an extra mile into having an outlook into other areas like national advertisements, sensitization and civic education messages coming from ministries, political wings, big companies, NGO’s and CSOs across the country and in the East African region. We will do this through preparing and submitting proposals to these companies and having someone assigned to consistently follow up on those proposals.

On the other hand, before a radio station can begin to lobby for businesses, there are a number of areas to consider. First of all, we will look at the following areas, what kind of staff we have to deliver the services at GMCBN FM radio project Uganda, do they truly understand what they are doing and are they doing it the right way. We will engage our staff through the Do’s and Don’ts and the professional ethics of running an electronic media house. And we believe that many people can be able to deliver except that what may be lacking is having the right kind of information on what to do and how to do it.

We can guarantee you that even before we get into any other market spectrums, we believe that you will be able to realize business picking up at the local settings right there and the rest would come up to build more on the marketing capacity. We will go through a vigorous training with the staff and equip them with the necessary knowledge and tools to use and the strategies applicable.

Several limitations with the electrical infrastructure are not reliable. This is due to a result of load shading throughout the country (GMCBN FM radio project would not receive power for several days). Sometimes the power is not usable for electronic equipment due to the dramatic power fluctuations. Therefore, in order to maintain a reliable broadcasting schedule and develop the station as a center point to community activities by different groups, GMCBN FM radio project will have to operate some times on Solar Power, Power Backup System /Generator. This would free the project from the constraints of the electrical situation.

We will however keep assessing the situation during our quarterly and annual review processes and deal with challenges as they come.We agree on your contributions towards this cause and we shall do the work the best way possible.


26.0 PROJECT BUDGET:

The frame work for this project is as follows:- Once GMCBN FM radio Project is implemented, is set to target over 12,000,000 people in remote rural poverty stricken areas where majority of the general population is based in Uganda, with the Population of 28,430,800 out of the Population of 40,386,141 Ugandans as of January 2015. This idea is to provide a happy life to these People, discover and teach them new business ideas and to eradicate poverty from their families indirectly. Hence engage in the battle of Fighting Poverty and unemployment on the Continent of Africa! And again giving Chance to Servants of God (Pastors/Ministers) in remote areas a Platform to Preach the Word of God (Gospel) using the GMCBN FM Radio Project.

The quotation below of $4,182,212 USD or £2,857,845 U.K Pounds, is that of setting up Six (6) Radio Stations in different Six Districts of the Country, that’s Kasenge-Wakiso District, Masaka District, Mbarara District, Iganga District, Mbale District, and Hoima-Kiboga Districts for Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network (GMCBN) FM radio project and each Station having the capacity to cover a distance of between 200 to 250 kilometers depending on topographical nature and altitude at the estimated cost of $ 697,035.3 USD or £ 476,307.5 U.K Pounds for each Station. We came up with this quotation after consultations and sitting with the Engineers and Technical Team of Masstech Uganda Company Limited who gave us technical advice regarding the radio project that we want. The quotation includes the costs of Land and Construction of Six (6) Broadcasting Sites and Six (6) Transmission Sites and buying Equipment for each GMCBN FM radio Station, Taxes and Transportation of Materials, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Grip Media Uganda Ltd & GRM International represents the friends every person looks for and we believe in performance. We started with Five (5) members who are fully registered but the number increases day by day, these members are personal, passionate, professional and progressive with skills, capability and determination. We continually try to look for opportunities to connect with and change a life and our target is to engange more than 5000 Youth members and the People in rural communities of Uganda dealing in different practical activities. We always think of our Partners, Sponsors, Clients and Customer's interest first before any decision and action. And constantly updated to meet their expectations. We make efforts to ensure that everything is done in line with the agreed terms and conditions without any kind of slightest exception or deviation whatsoever. When you choose to deal with us in anyway, you can be sure not frustrated, or delayed. We manage time as our best resource. Entrust us with your time and investment for maximum results.

Registration Level
We have to write letters to Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) applying for the FM radio operating licenses, attach the certificate of incorporation. After writing letters, we will be given application forms to fill in our details. After that we return the application letters and pay a fee for inspection, advertisement, licenses and Allocation of Frequencies with Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). When we apply for the operating licenses, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) advertises in the News paper and the money we pay caters for the advertisement as well. The details of the registration costs are indicated in the proposed budget.

The budget for the equipment that we require to be able to successfully carryout GMCBN FM radio Project has been prepared in United States dollars (USD$); the exchange rate of USD is $3,690 and U.K pounds is at £5,400. All the Relief Support / Financial Support, Donations, Grants, and Sponsorship towards Setting up Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network (GMCBN FM) radio Project would be used to cover the following equipment and Construction quoted for a projected coverage area of 200 to 250 kilometers # altitude for each of the Six (6) GCBN FM Radio Stations.

We believe that everything will be done formally and we accept full responsibility and shall be accountable for every single detail included herein this proposal as indicated here in the table below:-

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At this cost, all we are required to do is to sign an agreement with Masstech Uganda Company Limited, and they do everything until the radios go on-air. They have assured us with quality and we don’t need to worry because everything shall be done exactly as shown in the above quotation.

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27.0 GRIP MEDIA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK (GMCBN) FM RADIO PROJECT PROPOSED PROGRAM LINE UP:

Once GMCBN FM radio Project is implemented below is the Proposed Program Line Up; we hope to provide our Listeners with quality content programs which they can't get anywhere else that provide "humanistic content and employ humanistic methods as well as contribute to the study of humanity as it reflects on our diverse heritage, traditions and history." We want our audiences to feel a sense of ownership in them. The Project is likely to succeed if it communicates and addresses the issues affecting the community and this is done best by allowing input from the community members themselves, either through news gathering or presenting.

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28.0 CONCLUSION:

In a conclusion, we humbly submit GMCBN FM radio project proposal to your office, because we identified you to be among the people who have interest in changing the lives of the thousands of people in remote hard to reach rural areas who are suffering from being segregated, abandoned, and abused, by creating innovative solutions and make informed choices to improve their lives, access all available services and opportunities and be able to address their day to day challenges through information and practical skills.

Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network, GMCBN FM radio project if implemented will continue to take a Strong hold in Positive Broadcasting and to grow globally with the convergence of satellite and Internet systems (Live Streaming and Mobile Apps) and low cost media formulas that allow for participation by disadvantaged groups and will work in partnership with in-country stakeholders to develop new modes of community involvement and access to technology especially by finding Solutions to Communication Problems.

This project is specifically aimed at ensuring that every person in Kasenge Village, Wakiso District and in the other 33 neighboring Districts of Mpigi District, Lyantonde District, Gomba District, Hoima District, Lwengo District, Butambala District, Masaka District, Iganga District, Kampala District, Mityana District, Kamuli District, Kaliro District, Namutumba District, Mubende District, Kyegegwa District, Rakai District, Kyankwanzi District, Kalangala District, Kiboga District, Sembabule District, Kalungu District, Mukono District, Bugiri District, Mbarara District, Buikwe District, Buvuma District, Luwero District, Nakaseke District, Nakasongola District, Jinja District, Mbale District, Kayunga District and Bukomansimbi District with the Population of 13,742,511 for all the above 34 Districts has the spiritual support required to fulfill his/her potential in Christ.

Should you feel that you can contribute financially towards establishing and setting up of Six (6) Radio Stations in different Six (6) Districts of the Country, that’s Kasenge-Wakiso District, Masaka District, Mbarara District, Iganga District, Mbale District, and Hoima-Kiboga Districts for Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network GMCBN FM radio project, we ask you to consider assisting us with funding for Radio equipment, Constructing Transmission Sites, building and Constructing Masts (Broadcasting Towers) and Broadcasting Sites at Kasenge Community Trading Center where we want to build “God is Rich Complex” for our Offices and Studios.

Should you feel that you can contribute financially towards establishing and setting up of Six (6) Radio Stations in different Six (6) Districts of the Country, that’s Kasenge-Wakiso District, Masaka District, Mbarara District, Iganga District, Mbale District, and Hoima-Kiboga Districts for Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network GMCBN FM radio project, we ask you to consider assisting us with funding for Radio equipment, Constructing Transmission Sites, building and Constructing Masts (Broadcasting Towers) and Broadcasting Sites at Kasenge Community Trading Center where we want to build “God is Rich Complex” for our Offices and Studios.


29.0 THE EXECUTIVE MEMBERS:

Management/Technical Team and their respective responsibilities.

  1. President/Chairperson on Board of Directors (Project Leader/Manager) Prince Kateregga James.
  2. Treasurer (Secretary for Finance) and Director Mrs.Kisakye Eve.
  3. General Secretary Mr. Lubuulwa Patrick.
  4. Secretary/Social Work & Counselor Mrs. Nakacwa Sylivia.
  5. Social Work & Counselor Mrs. Atimu Moureen.
  6. Director of Finance and Administration / Grant Coordinator Mrs.Lumu Resty.
  7. Company Legal Consultant / Advisor Mr. Eric M Hatanga.
  8. Social worker Mrs. Bayiyana Irene.
  9. Secretary for Information, Publicity & Mukutulanjegere Prayer Campaign Pastor Kintu Robert.
  10. Secretary for Information & Publicity Mr.Mugaga Bob.
  11. Assistant Secretary for Information & Publicity Mr.Akankwasa Simon.
  12. Senior Operations and Business Manager Mr. Ssemanda Eliab.
  13. Assistant Senior Operations and Business Manager Mr.Kateregga LivingStone.
  14. Secretary for Education, Youth / Children Affairs Mrs. Nankya Joyce Sanyu.
  15. Secretary for Education, Youth / Children Affairs Mrs. Akolebirungi Gorret.
  16. Assistant Secretary for Education, Youth / Children Affairs Mrs. Nannungi Bernadette (Teacher).
  17. Assistant Secretary for Education, Youth / Children Affairs Mr. Kirya Andrew.
  18. Youth Coordinator Mr. Suuna Ronald.
  19. Project Engineer Mr. Denis Okello Odongo.
  20. Mansion Engineer Mr. Ssozi Henry.
  21. Mansion Engineer Engineer Mugisha Deo
  22. Mansion Engineer Mr. Miiro Samuel.
  23. Mansion Engineer Mr. Ssemanda Alex.
  24. Electrical Engineer Mr. Kimbowa.
  25. Head of Welding and Fabrications Mr. Kyeswa Kato Frank.
  26. Transport Manager Mr. Ssemwanga John.
  27. Field Manager Mr. Sebuufu Ronald.
  28. Support Staff & Business Consultant Mr. Buteraba Newton
  29. Support Staff Mr. Charles Bwanika Ssensuwa
  30. Support Staff Mr. Mayeku Kato Paul.
  31. Support Staff Mr. Ssuuna Charles.
  32. Support Staff Ms. Namusoke Jackline.
  33. Support Staff Mr. Ssenyonga Kenny.
  34. Support Staff Mr. Sserubiri Paul Godfrey.
  35. Support Staff Mr. Muwanguzi Robert.
  36. Support Staff Mrs. Kobusingye Patricia.
  37. Head of Community volunteers Pastor Henry Muhairwe.
  38. Member on Community volunteers Team Mrs. Mubiru Benard.
  39. Member on Community volunteers Team Mrs. Ssozi Gertrude.
  40. Member on Community volunteers Team Pastor Mubiru Benard.
  41. Member on Community volunteers Team Mr. Ddumba Mathius.
  42. Member Board of Directors Mr.Kateregga Timothy Macdonald.
  43. Member Board of Directors Ms.Nkiinzi Blessed Tracy.
  44. Member Board of Directors Ms.Nakayenga Gift Trixie.
  45. Member Board of Directors Ms.Nakimbugwe Trinity Josephine.


30.0 THE CONSTITUTION, OBJECTIVES, MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION FOR GRIP MEDIA UGANDA LIMITED AND GRM INTERNATIONAL-NGO:

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1. The name of the Company is GRIP MEDIA UGANDA LIMITED.
2. The registered office of the Company will be situated in the Republic of Uganda at Kasenge Trading Centre of Wakiso District.
3. The Objects for which the company is established are:

  • (3.1) To find Solutions to the Communications System that deals with Transmission of Information that remains a major problem affecting Ugandans especially in rural areas where there is limited access to electricity, telephones network, radios and television stations or none at all in some Districts, Towns and Villages.
  • (3.2) To be part of the Digital Migration, the switch from an analogue broadcasting system to a digital broadcasting system; to bridge the so-called 'digital divide' (the gap between people with effective access to digital and information technology, and those with very limited access or none at all). Many local Ugandans especially those in remote districts remain unaware of it and are therefore left out unaware of government programs aimed at eradicating poverty and good health care.
  • (3.3) To carry on all or any business related to Communications Systems, Electronics, Broadcast and Installation of FM Radio Equipment. Construction and Setting up Radio Equipment in the Studios and on the Mast (Broadcasting Tower).
  • (3.4) To carry out the establishment of FM Radios, Television and Telecommunications Stations; (Grip Media Christian Broadcasting Network – GMCBN FM Radio Stations & Grip Television Network - GTN and Grip Telecom Limited - GTL). The overall objective of Grip Media Uganda Limited is to transform the life of the Youth and the rural community in accordance to the doctrines of the Christian faith, outreach to Christians and Non-Christians in local communities who are living in isolated areas through evangelization. And to aim at reaching to people who have no existing churches, where their only way of hearing the word of God is through the Media.
  • (3.5) To carry on all or any business of Media and Broadcasting, Production of Commercial Radio Adverts and Jingles, Recording and Editing Radio and Television Programs.
  • (3.6) To build a net work of well-trained youth who will, through joint efforts, continue to implement current visions and build the foundation for liberated future generations once current forms of control and marginalization are identified and alienated.
  • (3.7) To train care givers in care giving skills to enable these People in Community poverty stricken areas get adequate care, love and support.
  • (3.8) To undertake the Training of Youth Media Skills; establishment of self help Projects, Training of the Youth and the rural Community of Uganda in different Technical and Practical Skills promoting exchange of Information with in the Company and other Companies which are Professional and having similar objectives, transform lives of Youth infected with HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Ebola, Chorela, Cancer and Hepatitis hence fighting all kinds of immoralities, empowering and strengthening the voice of people concerning their rights in the community and helping them become self reliant on it, to fight poverty in the community at large. The ultimate goal of the Company is to offer unique model of Technical and Practical Skills to the Youth in the Community. Educating 50% of the Orphans and Vulnarable Children at large.
  • (3.9) To improve the quality of life for the people in Community poverty stricken areas where majority of the general population is based in Uganda by teaching them new business ideas and implement them.
  • (3.10) To carry on all or any business of a Hospital, Diagnostic Centre, Clinic, Laboratory, and Treatment Centre of any kind.
  • (3.11) To carry on the business of healthcare services, engage in Building Hospitals, developing Twesiga Mukama Community Health Clinic by Building GRM International Medical Centres / GRM International Hospitals, GRM International Pharmacy, Grip Hospitals / Twesiga Mukama Hospitals and opening up branches in different Parts of the Country.
  • (3.12) To provide the Youth and the People in rural Communities of Uganda Education in areas such as; Hygiene and Health (including Cholera, Ebola virus, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Malaria), Family Planning, Moral Values and World News;
  • (3.13) To undertake the training and Supply of Nurses and Medical Attendants.
  • (3.14) To provide the community education campaigns on matters pertaining to development, education, family planning and health.
  • (3.15) To offer Guidance and Counselling (Sensitization) to the Youth and the People in rural Communities of Uganda about HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Ebola, Chorela, Cancer and Hepatitis.
  • (3.16) To Create and Search for Jobs for Qualified and Non-Qualified Youth who wish to work in different Professions.
  • (3.17) To advocate for Peace and Reconciliation. Hence Promotion of Community Unity;
  • (3.18) To carry on all or any business related to the Supply of Medical Products, supply and provide advanced surgical tools and supplies, sutures and wound care products, needles and syringes, SharpSafety and clinical care products, and dosage pharmaceuticals and other devices or products of a surgical, pharmaceutical or medical character necessary or suitable for the proper treatment of sick or injured persons or patients and to carry on business as merchants of and dealers in, first aid appliances, medical and surgical accessories, hospital fittings and requisites, and in all accessories and supplies required for use in the treatment and care of the sick and injured, and to buy, sell and deal in all articles, goods, wares, materials and substances, and to construct, own, operate, manage, furnish and equip with all necessary conveniences, furniture and equipment hospitals, private hospitals, nursing homes, convalescent homes, crèches, hydropathic establishments and similar healthcare undertakings, with all suitable accommodation for the treatment and care of patients, and to do all things usually dealt in by persons carrying on the above mentioned businesses or any of them or likely to be required in connection with any of the said businesses.
  • (3.19) To carry on the establishment of Grip Community Development Network/Opportunity Finance Network. Give Soft Loans to our members and Youth groups who are going to start up Income Generating Activities.
  • (3.20) To lend money to and guarantee the performance of the contracts or obligations of any company, firm or person, and the repayment of the capital and principal of, and dividends, interest or premiums payable on, any stock, shares and securities of any company, whether having objects similar to those of this Company or not, and to give all kinds of indemnities.
  • (3.21) To engage in currency exchange and interest rate transactions including, but not limited to, dealings in foreign currency, spot and forward rate exchange contracts, futures, options, forward rate agreements, swaps, caps, floors, collars and any other foreign exchange or interest rate hedging arrangements and such other instruments as are similar to, or derived from, any of the foregoing whether for the purpose of making a profit or avoiding a loss or managing a currency or interest rate exposure or any other exposure or for any other purpose.
  • (3.22) To acquire from any Sovereign State, Authority or any concessions, decrees, grants, donations, sponsorship, rights, power, and privilages whatsoever which may seem to the Company capable of being turned to account and to work, develop, carry out, turn to account and exercise the same.
  • (3.23) To borrow or secure the payment of money in such manner as the Company shall think fit, and in particular by the issue of debentures, debenture stocks, bonds, obligations and securities of all kinds, either perpetual or terminable and either redeemable or otherwise and to secure the repayment of any money borrowed, raised or owing by trust deed, mortgage, charge, or lien upon the whole or any part of the Company’s property or assets (whether present or future) including its uncalled capital, and also by a similar trust deed, mortgage, charge or lien to secure and guarantee the performance by the Company of any obligation or liability it may undertake.
  • (3.24) To carry on the establishment of Grip Foundation / GRM International Foundation; - Giving Support to Needy Families, Women, Children (Orphans) and Elderly.
  • (3.25) To enter into partnership or into any arrangement for sharing profits or joint adventure with any person or persons or Company carrying on or about to carry on any business which this Company is authorized to carry on or any business capable of being conducted so as directly or indirectly to benefit this Company, and to acquire or join in acquiring any such business.
  • (3.26) To carry on the business of Manufacturing and Production of “Spring of Life Natural Living Water / Juice”.
  • (3.27) To carry on building, Construction and the establishment of Churches; - God is Rich Ministries International (GRM International).
  • (3.28) To advocate for Salvation; helping the Youth and the People in Rural Communities of Uganda to be strong in Faith.
  • (3.29) To Set up a Good and Modern Public Address System (Grip Sound) and Cameras, Projectors for Evangelism Missions and a Modern Mobile/Potable Stage or Platform for Outside Seminars, Crusades and Night Prayer Rallies; and Tracks for Transporting the same.
  • (3.30) To teach the Youth and the People in rural Communities of Uganda, and make them reach their full potential through Practical Skills, Spiritual and emotional guidance.
  • (3.31) To carry out the establishment and Building of Schools, GRM International Christian Schools (Grip Christian Schools); Arise and Shine Christian Primary & Senior Secondary Schools, Institutes and Vocational/Technical Training Schools, Isaiah 60:1
  • (3.32) To offer Vocational Training Skills to the Youth by equipping them with Technical and Practical Skills in Welding and Metal Fabrications, Carpentry and Joinery, and in Electrical Fittings and Power installation services (Wiring Houses). And to carry on all or any business related to Welding and Metal Fabrication of Metal Doors, Windows, Gates, Metal Grills, Shade-Balconies, Sign-Posts, and Decker Beds for Schools, Decorations and Wedding Cake Stands, and all kinds of Welding Repairs.
  • (3.33) To offer Services in Electrical Fittings and Power Installation Services (Wiring Houses)
  • (3.34) To engage in Fabrication of Masts/Broadcast Towers of different sizes and heights plus General Construction of Mast on Site;
  • (3.35) To carry on all or any business related to Carpentry and Joinery (all types of furniture)
  • (3.36) To carry on all or any business related to Interior Designing, i.e. Kitchen Construction and Designing.
  • (3.37) To advocate for a Boy and Girl Child Education.
  • (3.38) To encourage Local Artists to develop their Musical Talents;
  • (3.39) To offer Services to Individuals, Homes, Companies, Schools, Radio/TV Stations, Hospitals, Churches etc., from different parts of the Country.
  • (3.40) To deal in Genuine equipment only with long life and always Maintaine our Supply to our Clients.
  • (3.41) To engage in Sensitizing the Youth and the People in rural Communities of Uganda against Drug addiction, Immorality and Sex abuse
  • (3.42) To engage in advocating for Saving Culture as one of the Principles of Prosperity.
  • (3.43) To carry on all or any business related to Import and Export of Goods and Services,
  • (3.44) To carry on the establishment of Recreation Centers, Hotels, Restaurants, Beaches etc.
  • (3.45) To carry on all or any business related to Civil Engineering, building & Construction, dealers in Building Materials and to work as builders and Contractors. (Real-Estates, Apartments and Rental Houses, “GOD IS RICH COMPLEX”
  • (3.46) To construct, erect and maintain buildings, houses, flats, shops and all other works, erections, and things of any description whatsoever either upon the lands acquired by the Company or upon other lands and to hold, retain as investments or to sell, let, alienate, mortgage, charge or deal with all or any of the same and generally to alter, develop and improve the lands and other property of the Company.
  • (3.47) To carry on the establishment of Printing and Publishing
  • (3.48) To carry on all or any business related to Motor Vehicle Garage & Spare Parts,
  • (3.49) To carry on all or any business related to Children Toys, Bags, Cosmetics and Ladies Jewels, Clothes and Mattresses (Twesiga Mukama Investments);
  • (3.50) To carry on all or any business related to Farming produce e.g. Foods and Fruits etc.
  • (3.51) To carry on all or any business related to Oil and Gas Products,
  • (3.52) To carry on all or any business related to Water resources e.g. Fish, Mukene (Small Oily Silver Fish) etc.
  • (3.53) To invest in or purchase or otherwise acquire milehold, leasehold and freehold lands of more than One Hundred Thousand (100,000) hectares in different parts of the Country to be used for:-
    • Training Schools, Ministry (Church establishments), Agriculture i.e. Farming, Laying Cattles, Goats, and Keeping Birds (Poultry), Industries, Factories, Hospitals etc.
  • (3.54) To carry on the establishment of Grip World Ventures Dream Trips (Tourism).
  • (3.55) To acquire and undertake the whole or any part of the business, good-will and assets of any person, firm or company carrying on or proposing to carry on any of the businesses which this Company is authorised to carry on, and as part of the consideration for such acquisition to undertake all or any of the liabilities of such person, firm or company, or to acquire an interest in, amalgamate with, or enter into any arrangement for sharing profits, or for co-operation, or for limiting competition or for mutual assistance with any such person, firm or company and to give or accept by way of consideration for any of the acts or things aforesaid or property acquired, any shares, debentures, debenture stock or securities that may be agreed upon, and to hold and retain or sell, mortgage or deal with any shares, debentures, debenture stock or securities so received.
  • (3.56) To carry on any other business or businesses of a similar nature or any business or businesses which may in opinion of the Directors be conveniently carried on by the Company in conjunction with the above mentioned businesses, or objects, or any of them, or calculated directly or indirectly to enhance the value of, or render profitable any of the Company’s property or rights.
  • (3.57) To act as agents, brokers or trustees, and to enter into such arrangements (whether by way of amalgamation, partnership, profit sharing, union of interests, co-operation, joint venture or otherwise) with other persons or companies as may seem to the Board of Directors to advance the interests of the Company and to vest any property of the Company in any person or Company on behalf of the Company and with or without any Declaration of trust in favour of the Company.
  • (3.58) To enter into partnership or into any arrangement for sharing profits, union of interests, co-operation, joint venture, reciprocal concession or otherwise with any person or company carrying on or engaged in or about to carry on or engage in any business or transaction which the Company is authorised to carry on or engage in or any business or transaction capable of being conducted so as directly to benefit this Company.
  • (3.59) To invest and deal with the moneys of the Company not immediately required upon such securities and in such manner as may from time to time be determined.
  • (3.60) To do all or any of the above things in any part of the world and as principals, agents, contractors, trustees, or otherwise, and by or through trustees, agents or otherwise and either alone or in conjunction with others.
  • (3.61) To subscribe for, take, purchase or otherwise acquire and hold shares or other interests in, or securities of any other company having objects altogether or in part similar to those of this Company, or carrying on any business capable of being conducted so as directly or indirectly to benefit this Company.
  • (3.62) To provide for the welfare of persons in the employment of or holding office under or formerly in the employment of or holding office under the Company including Directors and ex-Directors of the Company and the wives, widows and families, dependants or connections of such persons by grants of money, pensions or other payments and by forming and contributing to pension, provident or benefit funds or profit sharing or co-partnership schemes for the benefit of such persons and to form, subscribe to or otherwise aid charitable, benevolent, religious, scientific, national or other institutions, exhibitions or objects which shall have any moral or other claims to support or aid by the Company by reason of the locality of its operation or otherwise.
  • (3.63) To enter into and carry into effect any arrangement for joint working in business or for sharing of profits or for amalgamation with any other company or association or any partnership or person carrying on any business within the objects of the Company.
  • (3.64) To accept stock or shares in or debentures, mortgages or securities of any other company in payment or part payment for any services rendered or for any sale made to or debt owing from any such company, whether such shares shall be wholly or partly paid up.
  • (3.65) To make gifts or grant bonuses to the Directors or any other persons who are or have been in the employment of the Company including substitute and alternate directors.
  • (3.66) To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.

4. None of the foregoing Sub-clauses, or the objects therein specified, or the powers hereby conferred shall be deemed subsidiary or ancillary to the objects mentioned in the first sub-clause, but the Company shall have full power to exercise all or any of the powers conferred by any part of this clause in any part of the world, and notwithstanding that the business, undertaking, property or acts proposed to be transacted, acquire, delt with or performed, do not fall within the objects of the first sub-clause of this clause.

5. NOTE: It is hereby declared that the word “company” in this clause, except where used in reference to this Company shall be deemed to include any partnership or other body of persons whether incorporated or not incorporated and whether domiciled in Uganda or elsewhere and the intention is that the objects specified in each paragraph of this clause shall except where otherwise expressed in such paragraph be in no way limited or restricted by reference to or inference from the terms of any other paragraph.

6. The Liability of the members is Limited.

7. The share capital of the company is Ugandan shillings, Three Million (3,000,000/=), divided into One Hundred (100) Ordinary shares of Ugandan shillings Thirty Thousand (30,000/=) each and the company shall have power from time to time to increase or reduce its capital, and to divide the shares in the original or increased Capital into several Classes of stock or shares and to attach thereto respectively any preference or deferred, qualified or Special rights, previlages or conditions or in accordance with the Articles of Association of the company.

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Interpretation
“the Act” means the Companies Act or any other modification thereof for the time being in force in Uganda;
“the Company” means Grip Media Uganda;
“the Committee” means a Committee of Governing Council of Uganda Securities Exchange Limited acting as the Listing Committee constituted and assigned the mandate with respect of listing of Securities under the general direction and guidance of the Governing Council;
“USE” means Uganda Securities Exchange Limited;
“the register” means the register of members to be kept pursuant to the Act;
“the registered office” means the headquarters of the Company at Kasenge;
“the articles” means the articles as framed originally or as amended from time to time by special resolution.
“the directors” means the Directors of the Company for the time being.


LOCATION

The head office of the Company is located at Kasenge Village, Nsangi Sub-County, of Wakiso District; Operating in Kasenge - Wakiso District and in other 33 neighboring Districts of Mpigi District, Lyantonde District, Gomba District, Hoima District, Lwengo District, Butambala District, Masaka District, Iganga District, Kampala District, Mityana District, Kamuli District, Kaliro District, Namutumba District, Mubende District, Kyegegwa District, Rakai District, Kyankwanzi District, Kalangala District, Kiboga District, Sembabule District, Kalungu District, Mukono District, Bugiri District, Mbarara District, Buikwe District, Buvuma District, Luwero District, Nakaseke District, Nakasongola District, Jinja District, Mbale District, Kayunga District and Bukomansimbi District with an aim of helping the Youth and the People in the Rural Communities in Uganda to improve their Economic and Social Welfare.


COMPANY VISION

The Vision of the Company is to “Take a Strong Hold to Inform, Educate and to create a society in which every person is celebrated as a unique and valued creation of God, and is encouraged to fulfill his or her full potential in Uganda”. And to become a Society of assertiveness and excellence in Uganda through Talent development, Academic Supporting, Guidance giving, and Fight for the rights of People in rural Communities, and Uplifting their Standard of Living in Uganda.


COMPANY MOTTO

"Everything will turn out alright if we just keep in motion, forever moving forward".


COMPANY MISSION

Grip Media Uganda is devoted to developing human potential. “Our mission is to help and promote the dignity and worth of the thousands of people in remote hard to reach rural areas through empowering them to optimize their potentials, by creating innovative solutions and make informed choices to improve their lives, access all available services and opportunities and be able to address their day to day challenges of reduced income, food and health through Practical Skills and Information. We motivate and encourage others to achieve their own personal and professional fulfillment. Hence develop positive economic, social, cost-effective means and spiritual growth in the society, to access the tremendous growth opportunities and engage in the battle of eradicating Poverty and Unemployment in Uganda”.


COMPANY GOALS

To teach the people of God how to possess riches, Blessings and Honor especially in those remote rural poverty stricken areas where majority of the general population is based in Uganda.

To teach Business ideas and creating opportunity of Lifestyle Change and the rural community trained to a standard where they are able to establish and maintain their own income generating activity.

Grip Media Uganda is committed at alleviating poverty and unemployment on the Continent of Africa! And again creating effective environment to Servants of God (Pastors/Ministers) in remote areas by giving them a Platform to Preach the Word of God (Gospel) using the Media.

Additionally, through Grip Media Uganda we want to promote empowerment of rural Community people in various areas affecting humanity. In everything we do, we seek to achieve the things that promote the empowerment of rural Community in Uganda.


COMPANY CORE VALUES:

  • (i) Stewardship: “Grip Media Uganda believes in God to protect the dignity of everybody to exploit the Earthy goods in accordance with God’s Law and individual order”.
  • (ii) Equality for all: “God made all people equal; our Company is committed to a development process that promotes equality”.
  • (iii) About People: “Grip Media Uganda sees the good in people, and tries to develop those qualities."
  • (iv) Rights and dignity for all: “Grip Media Uganda believes in and strives to uphold the Rights and dignity of all people especially the Youth and the people in remote hard to reach rural areas of Uganda”.
  • (v) About Management of Grip Media Uganda: "Everything will turn out alright if we just keep in motion, forever moving forward".
  • (vi) Institutional partnership in development: “Grip Media Uganda welcomes and respects ongoing International initiatives and national policies to take care and give support to disadvantaged people fight poverty, ignorance and diseases such as Malaria, Immunizable diseases and HIV/AIDS”


COMPANY PURPOSE:

The purpose of Grip Media Uganda is to reduce the suffering of the people in remote hard to reach rural areas in Uganda, build their capacity through giving them a Positive Voice, empowering them to optimize their potentials, by creating innovative solutions and make informed choices to improve their lives, access all available services and opportunities and be able to address their day to day challenges of reduced income, food and health through information and Practical Skills. Grip Media Uganda want to motivate and encourage them to achieve their own personal and professional fulfillment; and simple activities to do so that they become productive in the society. “This company will reach out to all or most youth to ensure that they get correct message at this critical historical juncture. By reaching out to the youth with the right information, by re-orienting, informing, conscientising and enlightening the youth, this company will produce young carders to implement current visions and build the foundation for liberated future generations once current forms of control and marginalization are identified and alienated”.


MEMBERSHIP

(1) Membership shall be open to all People, Young and Old, Youth and Students regardless of their Sex, between 03-85 years from any part of Uganda.
(2) A non refundable membership fee of Fifty thousand shillings (50,000/=) shall be paid by members once.


RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

A full member shall:-
  • (a) Be registered in the record files of “Grip Media Uganda”.
  • (b) Be nominated, elected as representative in any undertaking of “Grip Media Uganda”.
  • (c) Elect or be elected to any committee of the Company.
  • (d) Meet talent development obligations as his/her gift is.


DIRECTORS

The number of Directors shall not be less than two (2) nor more than fifteen (15). The continuing Directors may act not withstanding any vacancy in their body, provided that if the number of the Directors is reduced below the prescribed minimum the remaining Director or Directors shall appoint forthwith an additional Director or additional Directors to make up such minimum or shall convene a general meeting of the Company for the purpose of making such appointment. If, at any annual general meeting of the Company, the number of Directors is reduced below the prescribed minimum due to the failure of any Directors to be re-elected, then in those circumstances, the two Directors which receive the highest number of votes in favour of re-election shall be re-elected and shall remain Directors until such time as additional Directors have been appointed to replace them as Directors. lf, at any annual general meeting of the Company, the number of Directors is reduced below the prescribed minimum in any circumstances where one Director is re-elected, then that Director shall hold office until the next annual general meeting and the Director which (excluding the re-elected Director) receives the highest number of votes in favour of re-election shall be re-elected and shall remain a Director until such time as one or more additional Directors have been appointed to replace him or her. If there be no Director or Directors able or willing to act then any two members may summon a general meeting for the purpose of appointing Directors. Any additional Director so appointed shall hold office (subject to the provisions of the Acts and these articles) only until the conclusion of the annual general meeting of the Company next following such appointment unless he is re-elected during such meeting.

Each Director shall be paid a fee for the services at such rate as may from time to time be determined by the Board. The Directors may also be paid all travelling, hotel and other expenses properly incurred by them in attending and returning from meetings of the Directors or any committee of the Directors or general meetings of the Company or in connection with the business of the Company.

If any Director shall be called upon to perform extra services which in the opinion of the Directors are outside the scope of the ordinary duties of a Director, the Company may remunerate such Director either by a fixed sum or by a percentage of profits or otherwise as may be determined by a resolution passed at a meeting of the Directors and such remuneration may be either in addition to or in substitution for any other remuneration to which he may be entitled as a Director.

No shareholding qualification for Directors shall be required. A Director who is not a member of the Company shall nevertheless be entitled to attend and speak at general meetings.

Unless the Company otherwise directs, a Director of the Company may be or become a Director or other officer of, or otherwise interested in, any company promoted by the Company or in which the Company may be interested as Holder or otherwise, and no such Director shall be accountable to the Company for any remuneration or other benefits received by him as a Director or officer of, or from his interest in, such other company.

The following persons shall be the first Directors to the Company:-

  1. Prince Kateregga James.
  2. Kisakye Eve.


SHARES

The Share Capital of the Company at the date of adoption of these Articles is Ugandan Shillings 3,000,000/= divided into 100 Shares of UGX 30,000/= each.

(a) The rights and restrictions attaching to the ordinary shares shall be as follows:

  • (i) subject to the right of the Company to set record dates for the purposes of determining the identity of members entitled to notice of and/or to vote at a general meeting, the right to attend and speak at any general meeting of the Company and to exercise one vote per ordinary share held at any general meeting of the Company;
  • (ii) the right to participate pro rata in all dividends declared by the Company;
    The rights attaching to the ordinary shares may be subject to the terms of issue of any series or class of preferred shares allotted by the Directors from time to time in accordance with article (b).

(b) The Directors are authorised to issue all or any of the authorised but unissued preferred shares from time to time in one or more classes or series, and to fix for each such class or series such voting power, full or limited, or no voting power, and such designations, preferences and relative, participating, optional or other special rights and such qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereof, as shall be stated and expressed in the resolution or resolutions adopted by the Board providing for the issuance of such class or series, including, without limitation, the authority to provide that any such class or series may be:

  • (i) redeemable at the option of the Company, or the Holders, or both, with the manner of the redemption to be set by the Board, and redeemable at such time or times, including upon a fixed date, and at such price or prices;
  • (ii) entitled to receive dividends (which may be cumulative or non-cumulative) at such rates, on such conditions and at such times, and payable in preference to, or in such relation to, the dividends payable on any other class or classes of shares or any other series;
  • (iii) convertible into, or exchangeable for, shares of any other class or classes of shares, or of any other series of the same or any other class or classes of shares, of the Company at such price or prices or at such rates of exchange and with such adjustments as the Directors determine, which rights and restrictions may be as stated in such resolution or resolutions of the Directors as determined by them in accordance with this article (b). The Board may at any time before the allotment of any preferred share by further resolution in any way amend the designations, preferences, rights, qualifications, limitations or restrictions, or vary or revoke the designations of such preferred shares.
  • The rights conferred upon the Holder of any pre-existing shares in the share capital of the Company shall be deemed not to be varied by the creation, issue and allotment of preferred shares.


Rules and Regulations Of the Company:

The reasons for developing this Service Agreement is to allow guidance, compliance and full understanding of all operating procedures enabling and ensuring that all parties concerned have clear and fair direction in the interpretation of the Rules and Regulations of the Company.
The Company operates and implements the following conditions, operations and procedures:
  • EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY
  • DISCIPLINARY & GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES
The following guidelines have been established to help operate and maintain Grip Media Uganda and to meet the goals the Company was established for.

Please keep in mind these rules are meant to ensure a comfortable and safe atmosphere for everyone. Be courteous and respectful of others and the Company, obey the rules and enjoy the activities.

  1. Official Name of the Company:
    “GRIP MEDIA UGANDA LIMITED”.
  2. Personal and Personnel Records:
    The Company must keep personal and personnel records in accordance with Data Protection rulings. Records of both the Company and the Owner may be open for inspection by the Inland Revenue
  3. Equal Opportunity Statement:
    By Law and legislation, the Company must comply in every manner with Equal Opportunities to ensure fair access is practiced for all members, sub-contractors and customers.
  4. Health and Safety Statement:
    It is the responsibility of the Company and its members to ensure that the Company’s Health and Safety policy procedures and applications are maintained and updated in accordance with Government and Local Executive recommendations of the Local Authority.
  5. Medical:
    Your appointment shall be subject to your being declared physically fit. Even thereafter, in case it is considered essential, you shall have to undergo periodical or special medical examination from such a doctor as may be nominated by the company for the purpose of determining whether or not you are medically capable of carrying out your duties and if you are found medically unfit your services are liable to be terminated without any notice & benefits etc.
  6. Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures:
    The Company must ensure that a formal grievance procedure is installed, displayed and implemented.
  7. Personal Property:
    It is the responsibility of all staff to secure their belongings at all times. The Company cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to personal property. Personal items should not be left unattended on the Company’s premises at any time. Grip Media Uganda and its staff are not liable / responsible for replacing any equipment, belongings, clothing, items etc… That were damaged or stolen. Please do not bring valuables into the Company premises, we recommend that you leave them at home or keep an eye on them.
  8. Personal Telephone Calls:
    Telephones are provided for the essential aspect of the business operation. Regular occurrences of misuse may be charged. Please ask your family, friends and acquaintances not to contact you via the Company’s office except in an emergency situation.
  9. Political – Religious Activity:
    Under no circumstances must any staff member participate or encourage political or religious activity whilst on Company premises or undertaking activities on behalf of the Company; without the express permission of the Company Management.
  10. Dress and Manner:
    The expectation is that every representative of the Company will present themselves in an appropriate manner to meet with the Stakeholders, colleague and customer expectations. A casual dress code is acceptable but business image, personal hygiene and inoffensive dress sense should be priority.
  11. Personal Harassment:
    As a member, it is the Company’s responsibility to protect its members from bullying, harassment, intimidation and threatening or aggressive behavior. Any incidences of such will be reported to the management and the Company’s grievance procedures will be activated. If you are the victim of minor or more serious incidents of harassment, whilst on Company premises, or whilst involved in Company activities, it is your right to bring it to the attention of the manager. Investigation by management will be recorded via the Company’s Grievance procedures.
  12. Confidentiality:
    Customer, Staff and Colleague information is private and confidential. Under no circumstances should contact information be given to any third parties without the express permission of the person concerned. If in any doubt, refer to the Supervisor on duty at the time.
  13. Handling Cash:
    Unless your role is specifically designated to be handling cash, any money handed in by Sponsors, Partners, Donors, Welwishers and Customers must be dealt with in the following manner:
    • A receipt written detailing the date, name of payee, amount and purpose of payment. The top copy to be handed to the payee and bottom copy retained in the receipt book.
    • The cash, along with a note detailing as above, placed in a cash bag and either handed directly to Accountant/Treasurer. If none of these are available then the money should be placed in the drawer of Accountant/Treasurer’s desk.
    If you take any cash out to pay for goods/services on behalf of the Company then a detailed note of the date, amount and purpose should be placed in the file, along with any receipts if available.
  14. Absence:
    If you are unable to attend work for any reason you must inform the Supervisor immediately. If this is by text or email and you do not get an immediate response then you must make telephone contact. If the Supervisor is unavailable then you must inform the most senior member of staff on duty at the time. If you cannot give a definite date for your return to work then you must keep the Supervisor informed as soon as possible before each shift you should be working.
  15. Time keeping/Office Hours:
    It is expected that you will arrive at the office in sufficient time to be at your workstation at the time your shift commences. Working hours for all employees of the Company are Monday to Saturday, 8:00 am. – 6:00 pm depending on your work and Services to the Company. And On all Sunday and Gazetted holidays, office will remain closed. Lunch break will be between 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm. All employees are expected to be punctual and reach office on time. After 9.00 am it would be marked as late. For every three late marks, half day Leave would be deducted.
  16. 16. Public Holidays:
    The company grants 10 holidays to its employees in a year coinciding with different religious and important days of the country. Details will be conveyed to all employees in the beginning of new calendar year and will be effective from January 1st every year. Accounting and financial year of the company will be from April 1 to March 31 of next year.
  17. Leave:
    Company permits its employees to take leaves for various reasons, subject to business exigencies, as per the following details:
    Leave without pay will be at the discretion of the company and maternity leave will be applicable if an employee has completed at least one year of service. It will start 15 days prior to the expected delivery date as per doctor prescription. Leave year for all types of leave will be applicable to the financial year of the company. Leaves should be sanctioned prior to the day an employee proceeds on leave or immediately when he/she joins the duty by filling the form available as per Annexure - 4 or on Company Payroll Software. Leave becomes due to an employee only after completion of probation Period. Any leave beyond 2/3 days should be sanctioned at least one week before proceeding on the leaves. If any employee goes out of the station to avail his/her leave, contact details should be furnished in the leave application to his/her specific department/Administration Department. Employee going on leave without intimation will be considered to be absent without pay/duty and can be terminated from his/her services, in case of prolonged absence. PL can be accumulated up to max. Of 90 days by all employees. In case of transfer employee is entitled for 7 days of leave only. To claim LTA, employee must take minimum 5 days of leave as per Company rules.
  18. leave form
  19. Exit and Full and Final Settlement:
    If any employee wishes to leave the Company he should submit his resignation letter duly approved by his HOD and complete all formalities as per Annexure 2. He must return all the company assets to authorized representative / HOD / Administration Department. And complete the exit interview with HR / MD of the company. Once the above mentioned formalities are completed, his/her account will be settled.
  20. Smoking:
    Absolutely NO Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Controlled substance, or Weapons are allowed in or on the Grip Media Uganda, the surrounding area, or within our view. Anyone in the Company, or the surrounding area, who is suspected by our adult staff members of being under the influence of, or having used drugs, alcohol or any controlled substance, or is suspected of being in possession of alcohol, drugs, or any weapon while in the Company or the surrounding area will be immediately reported to the Police, parents will be called, and the participant will be prohibited from using the Company.
  21. Identification Card:
    All Members must present a valid Grip Media Uganda membership card.
  22. Keep the Company Area Clean:
    Take pride in the Grip Media Uganda and respect other members by helping keep the Company premises clean.
  23. Change Policies:
    Grip Media Uganda Management reserves the right to change policies or to add, amend or delete rules at any time.
  24. Entrance:
    Grip Media Uganda Management reserves the right to refuse entrance to any person who does not comply with the Company guidelines, or the direction of the management.
  25. Suspension:
    Grip Media Uganda Management reserves the right to revoke or suspend a membership at any time for any reason.
  26. Dismission:
    Grip Media Uganda Mangement reserves the right to dismiss any member who is in violation of any of the Company guidelines, or whose behavior is considered inappropriate. If your behavior is questionable, we reserve the right to ask you to leave.
  27. Behavior and Conduct:
    • (i) Any act of indiscipline / misconduct / holding the company to ransom / creating union / any misconduct / hooliganism / unprofessional behavior in the company cannot be tolerated by the company and can attract termination and immediate dismissal without any notice, costs or benefits.
    • (ii) In any case anyone works from home due to any emergency or reason, he/she can't claim any leaves. LTA, Gratuity or any other benefits from the company besides what is being paid/settled by the Company.
    • (iii). Inappropriate behavior that adversely affects fellow members/staff including, but not limited to, yelling, loud grunting, and foul or abusive language will not be tolerated. Proper behavior is required at all times in the Company.
    • (iv). Respect the staff, the Grip Media Uganda and the others.
    • (v). Members must comply with all directions given to them by the Grip Media Uganda Management Team.
    • (vi). The following activities are not permitted and will result in suspension, or termination of membership and/or use of the Company facility and/or privileges, depending on the severity:
      • Gambling
      • Fighting
      • Bullying
      • Stealing
      • Property damage or vandalism
      • Disorderly and indecent conduct
      • Destructive behavior
      • Threatening
      • Hateful comments
      • Foul language and profanity.
      • Littering
      • Spitting
    • (vii). Grip Media Uganda reserves the right to resolve all conflicts during Company Operations.
  28. Increment Policy:
    To encourage performance of the deserving employees, company has an increment policy. After careful analysis, each employee has to fill up a self-appraisal form which should be revalued by the HOD of the concerned department to award increments to the employees. This will be applicable to those employees who complete at least 10 – 12 months of service with the Company.
  29. Retirement:
    Retirement age for all employees will be 75 years but management can reappoint any employee for further period at the discretion of the company.
  30. Beneficiaries of the Company:
    The beneficiaries of the Company shall be the Youth, Poor, Economically and Socially backward both men and women, without any distinction of caste, color, creed, sex, or religion.
  31. Constitution of the Executive Board of Directors:
    The Company Executive Board shall consist of three persons, one Founder President, one Secretary and one Treasurer.
  32. Administration:
    With reference to the documents during the establishment,
    * Prince Kateregga James as the Director / Founder and President.
    * Mrs. Kisakye Eve as Director / Secretary.
  33. Power of the President
    • (a) The President of the Company shall be Executive Head of the Company. His advice shall be final in all matters pertaining to the Administration. He shall preside over all meetings, conduct the meetings in a democratic manner.
    • (b) The President of the Company is the head who will be the chief administrator and the President will appoint other office bearers.
  34. Power of the Secretary:
    • (a) Manage all the affairs of the Company.
    • (b) Convene Board Meetings.
    • (c) Incur expenses accounting to the budget and produce receipt and account thereof in each Board meeting.
    • (d) Enter into correspondence with all parties.
    • (e) He/she is empowered to be present before authorize to give Written petition, to correspond to maintain registers, files, etc. of the Company to regularize the aims, plans and activities of the Company.
    • (f) He/she is also empowered to convene Board meetings, to set up office, to appoint clerk, etc of the Company.
  35. Power of the Treasurer:
    The Treasurer will be in charge of the accounts and receipts for the amount in his/her Custody get the authorization of the Secretary for the disbursements, of money, maintain the accounts, submit the money accounts to the Secretary and arrange for the audit of the accounts.
  36. Power of the Founder:
    The Founder shall hold office at his pleasure and on the vacation of office, the Founder herein on his own volition or by death the legal generation of the founder will take care of the Company. They are also entitled to enjoy all the rights enjoyed by the Founder.
  37. Power of the Directors:
    • (a) The Founder & Directors shall pass resolution by circulation in case of an urgent issue. They may make rules for regulation their meetings and the Directors may repeal later any rules made pursuant to this clause.
    • (b) The Directors shall manage the Company Fund and collect and recover the interest, dividends and other income thereof and to pay and discharge out of the income of the trust fund all expenses and charges for collecting and recovering the Income of the Company fund and all other costs. Charges and expenses and outgoing of and incidental to the Company created by their presents and the administration thereof.
    • (c) The Directors shall apply the company money to effectuate one object or some of the objects of the Company in preference to other object (s). To discontinue the applications of Company funds to the objects and divert the funds to objects of the Company.
    • (d) The Directors shall receive donations either by cash or kind of legacy or any other means from foreign countries by way of corpus for on revenue account.
    • (e) In case it is decided to render financial or other aid to any persons or institutions Within the scope of the objects, to decide the terms and Conditions which shall be complied with by such persons or institutions.
    • (f) The Directors shall determine if necessary, the terms and conditions on which any donation, subscription, scholarships or prizes or medals are to be given by the Company.
    • (g) The Directors shall expand the funds of the Company in such manner as they consider must beneficial for the objects and purpose of the Company.
    • (h) The Directors shall acquire Land for Training Centres, agricultural lands, build upon, pull down, rebuild, add to, alter repair, cultivate or improve, sell or dispose of any land, building or premises for the use of the Company and to acquire other movables in tangible benefits of immovable properties to be acquired future.
    • (i) The Directors shall take any property on lease or hire in future.
  38. Advisory Board:
    The Founder and Directors herein may maintain advisors for better administration of any particular objects engaging their services.
  39. General Function:
    • (a) This Company is irrevocable.
    • (b) The Benefits of the objects would be available to the general public irrespective of caste, creed, religion or sex.
    • (c) The income and funds of the Company shall be solely utilized towards the objects of the Company and the income shall be utilized for Training Centres with prior approval.
    • (d) All the activities and functions of the Company shall be utilized only towards charitable purpose and not for any profit motive.


WITHDRAW OF MEMBERSHIP

  • (a) Any member who misbehave such as engaging in drug addiction, immorality and sex abuse his/her membership shall be terminated without fear or favor.
  • (b) Any member who shall be living the Country and not on the mission of the Company his/her membership shall be terminated but it shall not be refundable.
  • (c) Any member who fail to look after/neglect the property of the Company his/her membership shall be terminated without fear or favor.
  • (d) Any member who do malicious damage of the Company property like Flag, Wearings, Cars or anything owned by the Company, his/her membership shall be terminate.
  • (e) Any member who hate others and fail to change his/her ways his/her membership shall be terminate.
  • (f) Any member who fail to attend Company meetings for three following times, his/her membership shall be terminate.
  • (g) Failure to obey the board of Directors.


COMPANY STRUCTURE

The Board of Directors shall be the supreme body of the Company working hand in hand with the executive committee and the elected sub committees.
The Company shall have two ways of leadership i.e.
  • (i) Board of Directors, these ones will be a mixture of both members and staff/employees who will be professionals in different areas e.g. Mass Communication, Medicine, Engineering, Business, Education, Metal Fabrications, Electrical Fitting and Power Installation services, Carpentry and Joinery, Guidance and Counselling and others.
  • (ii) The Executive Committee who will be full members of the Company.


FUNCTIONS AND POWERS

1: (a) (i) BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Company shall have a board of Directors who will be professionals in different areas and they will be selected by Chairperson Board of Directors.
They will be made up of fifteen (15) members and shall be headed by Chairperson Board of Directors and he/she will be on top of the Company.


FUNCTIONS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • (a) The Directors shall advise the executive committee and other sub committees. And appoint the executive committee, senior ambassadors and junior ambassadors.
  • (b) The Founder & Directors shall pass resolution by circulation in case of an urgent issue. They may make rules for regulation of their meetings and the Directors may repeal later any rules made pursuant to this clause.
  • (c) The Directors shall manage the Company Fund and collect and recover the interest, dividends and other income thereof and to pay and discharge out of the income of the Company fund all expenses and charges for collecting and recovering the Income of the Company fund and all other costs; Charges and expenses and outgoing of and incidental to the company created by their presents and the administration thereof.
  • (d) The Directors shall apply the company money to effectuate one object or some of the objects of the Company in preference to other object (s). To discontinue the applications of company funds to the objects and divert the funds to objects of the Company.
  • (e) The Directors shall loby for support from other related Companies and any other sources. Set strategies for soliciting funds and financing of the Company.
  • (f) The Directors shall receive donations either by cash or kind of legacy or any other means from Donors, Welwishers, Sponsors, and Foreign Countries by way of corpus for on revenue account.
  • (g) In case it is decided to render financial or other aid to any persons or institutions Within the scope of the objects, to decide the terms and Conditions which shall be complied with by such persons or institutions. Make Policies.
  • (h) The Directors shall determine if necessary, the terms and conditions on which any donation, subscription, scholarships or prizes or medals are to be given by the Company.
  • (i) The Directors shall expand the funds of the Company in such manner as they consider must beneficial for the objects and purpose of the Company.
  • (j) The Directors shall acquire Land for Training Centres, Manufacturing, Hospitals, Radio and Television Stations, Telecom Centers, Agricultural lands, Ministry/Church establishment, build upon, pull down, rebuild, add to, alter repair, cultivate or improve, sell or dispose of any land, building or premises for the use of the Company and to acquire other movables in tangible benefits of immovable properties to be acquired future.
  • (k) The Directors shall take any property on lease or hire in future.
  • (l) The Directors shall assess the effectiveness of the Company’s activities. And do all other necessary work for the good of the Company.


1: (a) (ii) THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
  • (a) To run the Company through regulation of meetings.
  • (b) To advise the sub committees and entire Company members.
  • (c) Set strategies for soliciting funds and financing of the Company.
  • (d) Determine the sub-committee to be set up for a special task.


1: (b) THE PRESIDENT:
  • (a) The President of the Company shall be Executive Head of the Company. His advice shall be final in all matters pertaining to the Administration. He shall preside over all meetings, conduct the meetings in a democratic manner.
  • (b) President of the Company is the head who will be the chief administrator and the President will appoint other office bearers.
  • (c) The President shall oversee to all treatment to members in a lawful way.
  • (d) The President shall approve all documents.
  • (e) The President shall be a Co-signatory to all Company documents.


1: (c) THE VICE PRESIDENT:
  • (a) The Vice President shall deputise the president.
  • (b) The Vice President shall perform any duty as may be assigned to him/her by the president.
  • (c) The Vice President shall report to the president all events in his/her absence.
  • (d) The Vice President shall succeed the president in case;
    • (i) When the time of Office has expired,
    • (ii) When the President resigns or impeached.


1: (d) THE SECRETARY:
  • (i) Manage all the affairs of the Company and be the custodian of establishment of the Company and its documents.
  • (ii) Convene Board Meetings. Take minutes and review the previous minutes wherever there is a meeting.
  • (iii) Incur expenses accounting to the budget and produce receipt and account thereof in each Board meeting.
  • (iv) Enter into correspondence with all parties. Receive and keep correspondences.
  • (v) He/she is empowered to be present before authorize to give Written petition, to correspond, to maintain registers, files, etc, of the Company to regularize the aims, plans and activities of the Company.
  • (vi) He/she is also empowered to convene Board meetings, to set up office, to appoint clerk, etc of the Company. Write letters or other means of inviting meetings or any other activity.
  • (vii) The Secretary shall be a Co-signatory to all Company documents. Keeping and Writing all books of records properly.


1: (e) THE TREASURER/FINANCIAL CONTROLLER:
  • (i) The Treasurer will be in charge of the accounts and receipts for the amount in his/her Custody get the authorization of the Secretary for the disbursements, of money, maintain the accounts, submit the money accounts to the Secretary and arrange for the audit of the accounts.
  • (ii) The Treasurer shall be the bank account signatory.
  • (iii) The Treasurer shall keep financial records. Take Custody of the Company Riches.
  • (iv) The Treasurer shall do the work of banking money and perform all activities assigned to him/her by the Company.
  • (v) The Treasurer shall write and read to the Company and members Financial reports Monthly.


1: (f) THE INFORMATION/PUBLICITY OFFICER:
  • (a) The Information/Publicity Officer shall create awareness to all members where need may arise.
  • (b) The Information/Publicity Officer shall handle and prepare all mails i.e. incoming and outgoing mails.
  • (c) The Information/Publicity Officer shall be assistant to the Secretary in his/her absence as far as passing information here there is conserved.
  • (d) The Information/Publicity Officer shall give short hand information to group members.


1: (g) THE DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE:
  • (a) Make sure that members are well disciplined and do abide by the rules and regulations of this Constitution.
  • (b) Maintain Peace and order in all Company activities and to see that all members fully participate in Company activities.


1: (h) SENIOR AMBASSADORS
  • (a) Head all Junior ambassadors in the district.
  • (b) Recruit new members to the Company.
  • (c) Give guidance to those who need it i.e. Youth about drug addiction, immorality and sex abuse.
  • (d) Participate in all activities of the Company.


1: (i) JUNIOR AMBASSADORS
  • (a) Head all members in the Schools.


ELECTIONS

  • (a) A person to be elected to any office his/her name shall first be norminated by one person and seconded by one other person in the Board of Directors.
  • (b) Voting shall be secret as may be determined by majority votes and the winner takes it all.
  • (c) Voting shall be “one man one vote”.
  • (d) Only members of the Board of Directors are allowed to participate in voting.


QUALITIES OF THOSE TO BE ELECTED

  • (a) Must be fully registered as a member.
  • (b) Able to speak and advocate for the Company’s Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives.
  • (c) Well disciplined and hard working.


TERMS OF OFFICE

  • (a) The term of office shall be one year of service.
  • (b) Only one term is allowed in the office.
  • (c) A member shall change from one office to another after his/her term gets expired.
  • (d) A person shall be re-elected in the same office after three years, after leaving that same office.


MEETINGS

SECTION (A): TYPES OF MEETINGS
  • (i) The Company shall have monthly meetings for only Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.
  • (ii) The Company shall have general meetings twice a year, that is to say in January and July, for all members of the Company and the members of committees which make up the Company.

SECTION (B): QUORUM
The Quorum of the meeting shall be half (½) of its members and that of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors shall be half (½) of its members to proceed.


FINANCE AND COMPANY’S WEALTH

The Company members shall have powers to obtain, raise funds, and receive finance from:
  • (i) Membership Fees.
  • (ii) Member’s Contribution.
  • (iii) Donations.
  • (iv) Writing Proposals.
  • (v) Projects and any means of Fundraising approved by the Executive Committee.
  • (vi) Grants.


SECTION 1: (A) BANKING
The Company will open up Bank Accounts in recognized Banking institutions decided by members. The bank accounts shall be in the names of “Grip Media Uganda” and jointly operated by three representatives. Any withdraw of Money shall be confirmed by Chairperson Board of Directors and Treasurer and General Secretary signing upon the letter taken to the bank.

The following positions shall be eligible to withdraw money from the Company bank accounts:-

  1. Chairperson Board of Trustees.
  2. The Secretary.
  3. The Treasurer.

The above shall be signatories to the bank and in case of withdraw the Chairperson Board of Directors with one or two must sign.


SECTION 1: (B) SUPERVISION OF FUNDS AND WEALTH
  • (a) The Company shall elect a Committee to supervise bank accounts, Projects in place and other assets.
  • (b) Whoever embezzles the Company’s funds shall be taken to Court of Law and his/her fate decided accordingly.
  • (c) The Company’s Balance Sheet will be read annually and other Financial reports by the Treasurer.
  • (d) The Treasurer shall be a Custodian of the Company’s Wealth such as Money in the bank, stamps, books of accounts and bank books and she/he will be answerable in case of any Loss of such Property.


SECTION 1: (C) AUDIT
The Executive under the advice from the Board of Directors shall appoint the Auditors of the Company’s books of accounts and shall give detailed audited report. Accounts shall be audited every year and the report should be read to members.


AMENDMENTS

The amendment of the Constitution or any part shall be done by the entire Company members if there is a need and all members must be informed.


PENALTIES

  • (a) Late coming in Weekly Meetings shall be fined a fee of Five thousand Shillings (5,000/=).
  • (b) Failure to attend the weekly meetings shall be fined Ten thousand Shillings (10,000/=).
  • (c) Lose of Company’s property by any member shall be paid back without any excuse.
  • (d) Absence from participating in two Company activities without any sounding reason a person shall pay Five thousand shillings (5,000/=) fine.
  • (e) Misconduct causer shall be fined Fifty thousand Shillings (50,000/=) fine.
  • (f) Any one who fails to pay his/her fine, the fine will be deducted from allowances/Salary.
  • (g) Whoever leaves the Company for other reasons than being above the age of 75 years, nothing will be given to him/her and he/she will not be honored any more.


AUTHORIZATION OF DOCUMENTS

  • (a) The Powers of Anthony shall be within the hands of the Chairperson Board of Directors and the General Secretary in his/her absence.
  • (b) Every Company Document shall have the mentioned person’s signature with a log and a stamp bearing the Name of the Company, dates, Signature and Location.


ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF GRM INTERNATIONAL - NGO

The Board of Directors shall be the supreme body of the Company working hand in hand with the executive committee and the elected sub committees.

The Company shall have two ways of leadership i.e.

  1. Board of Directors, these ones will be a mixture of both members and staff/employees who will be professionals in different areas e.g. Mass Communication, Medicine, Engineering, Business, Education, Metal Fabrications, Electrical Fitting and Power Installation services, Carpentry and Joinery, Theology, Guidance and Counselling and others.
  2. The Executive Committee who will be full members of the Company.
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General Function:
  • (a) This Company is irrevocable.
  • (b) The Benefits of the objects would be available to the general public irrespective of caste, creed, religion or sex.
  • (c) The income and funds of the Company shall be solely utilized towards the objects of the Company and the income shall be utilized for Training Centres with prior approval.
  • (d) All the activities and functions of the Company shall be utilized only towards charitable purpose and not for any profit motive.

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