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Gerald Kankya

Gerald Kankya

HRD, Executive Director
Twerwaneho Listeners Radio Club

Twerwaneho literally means 'let us struggle for ourselves.' It was formed in an effort to fight the injustices and violations committed by the [Ugandan] authorities against the local people.

Gerald Kankya is the Executive Director of the Twerwaneho Listeners Radio Club (TLC). In 2012 the delegation of the European Union in Uganda in presented him with an award in recognition of his work in defence of human rights.

TLC is a non-governmental organisation based in Fort Portal, in the Rwenzori Region of Western Uganda. The NGO's stated goal is to "promote human rights and constitution awareness of the population in order to mitigate against unlawful suppression, impunity, enforced conformity and silence"

The TLC carries out human rights advocacy in various ways including weekly radio programs centred on human rights education, capacity building to enhance HRDs ability to defend and promote human rights in the region, civic education, the monitoring and documentation of human rights violations and the challenging of unlawful government actions in court.

Since 2006, it has been working on unlawful evictions from public community land. TLC radio programs generally focus on human rights issues with a view to holding public leaders more accountable.


Restrictions on media freedom have been on the rise, as the government stepped up efforts to control the work of journalists and media houses. Journalists have generally seen their work environment deteriorate: a number of them have been arbitrarily arrested, intimidated and harassed by the police and other government officials while doing their legitimate work.


Organizing for Community Rights