All good things come to an end and even the best dancer has got to leave the stage at some point,
The situation was not any different on the evening of Thursday 28th April 2022 when longtime serving Luganda news anchor Frank Walusimbi announced he would be leaving the news anchoring team.
Immediately after the Thursday bulletin, Walusimbi was joined on set by a number of other colleagues in the news room department that included Faridah Nakazibwe, Andrew Kyamagero, Sudhir Byaruhanga and Solomon Kaweesa among others.
They together thanked him for the good work and also gave him a cake to cut at the simple but emotional send off.
“First of all thanks everyone for tuning in to NTV akawungeezi, this has been my last bulletin but God willing I could return some other time but this was the last one”
“Thanks for standing with me all the way from 25th December 2006 when I went on air for the very first bulletin, today is the 28th of April 2022 which makes it 15 years and 6 months. of service” Said Walusimbi
He also talked of how they started out with an aim of changing the news business something that everyone can agree they managed to do.
“We started on the same day with Faridah Nakazibwe when we both had no experience but the viewers accepted us and loved us from the very start.”
“When one asks me who are your sisters and brothers, it’s my workmates like Faridah and the rest that I mention, this is family and it’s never easy to leave a place after a long time like this”
Faridah Nakazibwe chipped in to thank Frank and appreciate him on behalf of the entire news team.
Frank Walusimbi has been the face of the Luganda bulletin at NTV akawungeezi and will be remembered for the new style of news anchoring he introduced to the business, he basically threw out the old rigidity and seriousness in the business and introduced simplicity in his delivery of the news!
Frank Walusimbi did not read the news, he narrated the news to the viewers!
It was not clear though if Walusimbi would quit NTV completely because he hinted on continuing serving in a different capacity.
We wish Frank all the best of luck in his next journey.