Vision Group’s Managing Director and CEO Robert Kabushenga has resigned.
It’s not yet known why he has cut short his contract but in an email sent to staff on Friday (January 29, 2021), Mr. Kabushenga said he had explained his decision and the board agreed to it.
“This is to let you know that for personal reasons I have asked the Board for an early retirement and this has been accepted,” he wrote.
Kabushenga however said that he will oversee a 90-day transition, as requested by the Board, before moving on.
“I am proud of the success we achieved and the impact we have had in society. This was possible because we worked together as a team. For me, it was an absolute honor and pleasure to have done so,” he added.
Without dwelling into much detail, Mr Kabushenga later tweeted, “
.@cobbo3 @Joelkibazo @BBatwooki @dfkm1970 @kasujja @skaheru @OfwonoOpondo @AndrewMwenda @pmwesige @Kalinaki @RugyendoQuotes @kyam @AgaSekalala @TioKauma folks, kabara sunu?🤣. I have dropped the 🎤 at @newvisionwire. I will now go to grow coffee full time at @RugyeyoFarm. ✋🏿.”
Kabushenga has been incharge of Vision since January 1, 2007. During his tenure, the media group has opened various radio stations and television stations, including the popular Bukedde TV. He has also helped the company to move into digital publishing.
Kabushenga studied law at Makerere University, a diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Kampala, and is an advocate of the High Court. He was a panellist and later moderator on the popular Capital Gang radio programme in the early 2000’s. He also worked as a legal and administrative officer with Monitor Publications Limited, company secretary at New Vision, and as the first executive director of the Uganda Media Centre.
He is also a successful farmer who has as well used his time at the media group to organise several farm clinics and helped a number of Ugandan farmers get exposed through international partnerships.