GERALD BUSINGE – MANAGING DIRECTOR
Gerald Businge is a Ugandan graduate multimedia journalist, trainer, researcher and communications specialist. He studied Journalism and Communication at Makerere University (2003), and Multimedia Journalism and entrepreneurship at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism (2010), as well as multimedia training from the Radio Netherlands Training Centre. He is the co-founder of Ultimate Multimedia Consult group that offers editorial and documentation services and runs several new media ventures. Businge teaches New Media and Multimedia production techniques at Makerere University’s Department of Journalism and Communication and manages Action for Transparency project at UMDF.
Businge previously worked with several media houses in Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Malaysia & USA as a reporter, writer, correspondent, editor, trainer and manager. His current career interest is popularizing the adoption of new media tools and practices for better journalism and communications, as well empowering people to become their best. You can follow him at his personal website, Making It Better Twitter: @gbusinge, facebook, Google+ & Linkedin.
Businge started off his journalism career in 1999 with Kagadi Kibaale Community Radio. He joined The New Vision as a Features Writer in 2001 and left in 2003 to start Ultimate Media Consult (U) Ltd as a founding member and Managing Director. He later co-founded Ultimate Multimedia Consult (U) Ltd that runs several new media ventures including www.yaaka.cc, www.ultimatesports.co, www.ultimatemovies.co, www.ugandaoil.co www.weinformers.net, www.ultimatelisting.org, www.ultimatemultimediatraining.net, www.newinformers.com, www.weinformers.com, writersofthepearl.net, www.africulture.org , www.journalism.co.ug, www.thecatholicsnetwork.com, www.ultimatemediaconsult.net, www.ouruganda.cc, www.campustimesug.com, www.makerereplus.com among others.
TUMWINE EDWARD- CONTENT PRODUCER
Tumwine Busobozi Edward is a graduate of Uganda Christian University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. He is trained in multimedia packaging and also photography skills. He has previously worked with SM Moments Photo Studio as a senior photographer and carried out an internship from Ultimate Media Consult where he attained multimedia packaging skills. He is dedicated to providing content of any form in a well packaged digital way to meet the modern day demands of our developing society.
KANSIIME ZUBEEDAH – FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER
Kansiime Zubeedah is a graduate from the Islamic University In Uganda. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies specializing in Accounting and still progressing with a CPA course at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda. She has worked with the Accounts department of both Mogas Uganda and Mak millers Limited before joining Ultimate Multimedia Consult.
CHRISTOPHER ZZIWA – CONTENT PRODUCER.
Christopher Zziwa is a multimedia person, he was awarded a Diploma in Mass Communication from Kampala University and is a multimedia practitioner, with skills in news gathering, packaging, editing and online publishing. He previously worked as a radio presenter and sports analyst at Joy FM. He does video & audio recording, editing and production for online and other consumption. He is currently working with Ultimate Multimedia Consult , and can also design and manage websites. He loves photography, videography, video editing, writing, reading, sharing new ideas and interacting with reasonable friends for skills development.
HINDU NABULUMBA – SOCIAL MEDIA AND PROMOTIONS MANAGER
Hindu Nabulumba is a Writer, producer, website Content Manager and social media manager. She has Bachelor of Journalism and Communications at Makerere University. She has experience in website design and social media management. She is a skilled photographer and editor as well as video producer.
She is working with Ultimate Multimedia Consult as the PR and promotions manager and is also working at Panos Eastern Africa as their multimedia personnel helping with managing their website and other aspects in that Genre.
She brings to UMC a wealth of experience gained over the years in journalism and Multimedia as well as communication skills where she is able to work with others to bring the world into a digital helm of learning.
Prior to UMC, she has also worked as a youth communicator for NGOs such as Reproductive health Uganda and the Red Cross.
ANTONIO KISEMBO – TRAINING DIRECTOR
Antonio Kisembo is a multimedia specialist. He completed a Post graduate Diploma in Investigative Journalism, a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences (Hons) from Makerere University and has a National Diploma in Journalism from UMCAT School of Journalism and Mass communication. Kisembo has a wealth of practical experience in Multimedia production, Training and Communication.
Currently working with Ultimate Multimedia Consult as a Training Director and a multimedia specialist, he is also teaching at UMCAT school of Journalism and Mass communication. Kisembo started his Journalism career with the Federation of Uganda Football Association as media attaché and then moved on to Kingdom Fm. He has worked on an Investigative project ‘The Land Question’ a video production project on how people own multiple titles on the same piece of land.
His vast work experience in the multimedia industry makes him suited for various tasks in the multimedia field. He is excited about challenges with life-changing impact like living in a different region, meeting new people and reaching has long time dream of a growing career in multimedia production.
JJOLOBA JOHNFISHER – MULTIMEDIA INNOVATIONS MANAGER
Jjoloba Johnfisher is a responsible and committed Multimedia Journalism graduate from Nkumba University who displays an ability to write balanced, informative and interesting stories that give all involved parties an opportunity to have their say. Specialized in computer work and experienced in web designing and server management, animation designing, trouble shooting and computer maintenance, networking, app development, adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Premier pro, After Effects, Microsoft Windows, Office and Power Point, Publisher, Excel. Good at online researching with the ability to find appropriate solutions and come up with new inventions and innovations.
Currently the Multimedia innovations manager at Ultimate Multimedia Consult
Has also worked with CACHA Canada-Uganda as Coordinator
ZAKARIA TIBERINDWA – CONTENT MANAGER & LEGAL ADVISER
Zakaria Tiberindwa is a Writer, Researcher and Legal Professional. He obtained a Bachelors Degree in Law from Uganda Christian University and has completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Law Development Centre. He has more than 5- years experience in journalism and creative writing. He has skills in writing, journalism, research, legal aid practice, web design, web-content management, social media marketing, public speaking, training, print magazine-designing, editing, photography and video-shooting and editing. He is a performance poet and has been an active member of Uganda’s largest community of Poets, the Lantern meet of Poets. He blogs at The wireless connection
JANE NDIBALEKERA BUKENYA – CONTENT MANAGER
Jane Ndibarekera Bukenya is a Writer and website Content Manager. She studied Bachelor of Journalism and Communications at Makerere University. She has experience in website design and social media management. In addition to that she is a skilled photographer and editor as well as video producer. She has worked with Vision Group under the Bukedde Umbrella as a writer for the paper.
PHILIMON BADAGAWA – CONTENT MANAGER
Philimon Badagawa studied B.Sc.Journalism from Nkumba University. He is a multimedia practitioner, with skills in news gathering, packaging, editing and online publishing. He previously worked as a journalist with Observer media and authored several articles and stories. He does research, video & audio recording, editing and production for online consumption. He is an entrepreneur and founder of The Campus Times. Can also design and manage websites. He is in love with photography, writing, reading, sharing new ideas and interacting with reasonable friends for skills development.
PAUL KISEMBO – CONTENT MANAGER
Paul Kisembo is a multimedia person. He has a National Diploma in Journalism from Uganda Institute of Business and Media Studies. He is currently working with Ultimate Multimedia Consult as the Content Manager of Ultimate Sports website. He has skill in multimedia and online publishing, research, designing and managing websites. He started his journalism with Ultimate Media Consult as a producer and live publisher.
EMMA LAURA KISA N. – OPERATIONS MANAGER
Emma Laura Namwanje is a Communications and Administration Expert . She completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Investigative Journalism and a Post Graduate Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation both at Makerere University, and holds a Bachelors degree in Arts as a Communications major and French minor from the same university. She is skilled in public relations, writing, video and audio production, website design and management, social media management as well as organisational management.
Namwanje started her career in broadcast with University FM and later moved into public and audience relations with Vantage Communications Ltd followed by Fellowship of Christian Unions Uganda, before joining Ultimate Media Consult (U) Ltd. She also did administration work with Interface Consulting (U) Ltd.
She has seven (7) years’ experience in the communication field.
AMOS DESMOND WAMBI – CONSULTANT
Amos Desmond Wambi is passionate about writing, research and documentation. He has been over the years immersed in personal studies especially on East African political history and performance of African political economies since the post-independence period
He is the founder of www.eastafricadaily.com a webpage created to provide valuable news and information on the day to day operations of states within the East Africa region targeting issues that have a trickle-down effect on social, Economic welfare of regional citizens. He is also a freelancer at www.campustimesug.com
A mass communication graduate from UMCAT School of journalism and mass communication, Amos hopes to pioneer online journalism in Africa targeting the young population whom he thinks holds a larger welfare bargain in their respective states than the elder generation.
Fred Kakooza is a broadcast and Multimedia specialist with over 10 years of work experience and highly skilled in graphics, audio-visual production, visual communication and new media. He has worked for UNICEF, UNESCO, AfriComNet, MSH, local media with Globetek, Record TV network, Excite videos and WBS TV as well as on International productions for Vision Communications – UK, Boston University and Pacific Lutheran University – USA. Kakooza is a trainer at the department of Journalism and Communication, Makerere University and has interest in new media, ICT, film and research.
Brenda Onyutta is a graduate of Mass Communication with more than 12 years experience in video documentation and production. She worked with WBS Television before joining independent video documentation and documentary production with Ultimate Media Consult (U) Ltd and MGS Video. She is a professional video producer, who is also good at filming, directing, script writing, voicing and managing video productions. She has led and been part of several video productions including United Against AIDS; The story of TASO 2007; Food security in Karamoja; Stepping Stones; Buwenda Revisited 2006; Children in Prayer; World Vision 2008; KITWOBEE Visit; SNV Uganda 2008; ASHOKA 2005; PAM Awards 2005-2008; Zain Dialogue 2009 (Documentary); Grameen Foundation; Mango Tree Educational; and MTN Uganda Yello Harvest (Documentary).
She has also supervised many other productions including Mato Oput, the Acholi Traditional justice system (for Ker Kwaro Acholi); Rising up to the Aids Orphans Challenge; Information needs and sources of rural women in Apac; Female Scholarship Initiative (for Carnegie Corporation and Makerere University); Copying mechanisms of rural farmers who use microfinance loans, etc.
Denis Jjuuko is an experienced professional in media and communication services. Denis Jjuuko, who is also a Rotarian, holds an MA in Journalism and Media Studies from Rhodes University, South Africa and a Bachelor of Mass Communication (Makerere University Kampala). He has worked with United Nations agencies, World Bank supported programmes, USAID agencies, UKAID funded organisations, government ministries in South Sudan, Rwanda, Netherlands, Buganda Kingdom, and a host of blue chip companies and organisations. He has published articles in international journals, newspapers, and magazines. Denis is founder of several popular online platforms including Journalism Uganda, Agriculture Africa, and The Catholics Network among others. Denis teaches journalism at Nkumba University in Uganda and is a specialist trainer in new media communications and social media across many African countries.
Marion Alina is lecturer of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University Department of Journalism and Communication. She has worked communications officer for Makerere University Public Relations office where she oversaw the implementation of multimedia platforms for information delivery and stakeholder engagement including handling crises. She also worked for years as a broadcast journalist with WBS TV.