FORMER NEW VISION JOURNALISTS START NEW ATESO NEWSPAPER CALLED AICERIT (THE STAR)

After the coronavirus hit the world and many businesses closed shop , journalists were not spared either and  Vision Group Uganda’s leading  daily closed a number of its regional titles as  senior journalists fell victim when they lost jobs .

Among those were  Etop newspaper  reporters and editors based in the eastern district of Soroti. However, the laid off journalists did  not wallow in self pity . They picked up the pieces and resolved to start their own publication – a weekly Ateso language newspaper called Aicerit.

Aicerit, which literally means ‘star’ in Ateso, hit the streets of Soroti city and other towns on Wednesday some five months after Vision Group scrapped the publication of Etop, the hitherto , only Ateso newspaper in the Teso sub-region .

The  new newspaper hit the streets with a headline story about the e NRM parliamentary primaries and it was reported sold out by midday. James Odongo Akia, one of the journalists behind the newspaper says that  Aicerit  keep the Ateso language alive as it champions development in the region.

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