“It was a challenging situation working amidst the COVID-19 pandemic where we had to shift the mode of reporting but I did my best to put stories together,” Kyotalengerire said after getting the award.

New Vision journalist wins over all award at SUPRE

Agnes Kyotalengerire showing her award. Photos by Eddie Ssejjoba

“It was a challenging situation working amidst the COVID-19 pandemic where we had to shift the mode of reporting but I did my best to put stories together,” Kyotalengerire said after getting the award.

New Vision’s features’ writer, Agnes Kyotalengerire, wins the Journalist of the Year National Population Council Media Awards 2020 at a function held at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala.

Her entry, ‘Pregnancies in teens and abortions soaring during lockdown’, published in the New Vision of July 13, 2020 was declared the overall winning story.

New Vision journalist wins over all award at SUPRE
Prof. Pamela Mbabazi (R) chairperson of the National Planning Authority hands over an accolade to Agnes Kyotalengerire, a features writer with the New Vision

She received an accolade and a cash prize of sh2m.

The award was handed over by, Prof. Pamela K. Mbabazi, the chairperson of the National Planning Authority who represented the Prime Minister, Dr. at the launch of the State of Uganda Population Report (SUPRE ) 2020.

New Vision journalist wins over all award at SUPRE
L-R: Ian Katusiime (The Independent), Agnes Kyotalengerire (New Vision-Overall winner), Representative of Ivan Kaahwa (UBC), Henry Lematia (Radio pacis, Arua) and Julian Sabiiti (The Independent. All the winners got One Million and Kyotalengerire received sh2m.

“It was a challenging situation working amidst the COVID-19 pandemic where we had to shift the mode of reporting but I did my best to put stories together,” Kyotalengerire said after getting the award.   

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