Brenda Kembabazi is the senior tech reporter/anchor at Urban TV. She presents a technology show known as the ‘Innovate show’ on Urban.
According to her, she is a person who loves the Lord very much and is also very proud to be black.
UGO Uganda caught up with the beautiful lady to learn more about her passion and experience in the tech world.
What interests you most about working on TV?
Having the opportunity to have my voice heard by the world and changing people’s lives through bringing them the latest news.
What is your typical day like?
When I get up in the morning, I shower, say a prayer and hit the road to work. My work routine is almost similar every single day.
I go to the field to gather information for the show; get back to work, write scripts then edit with the editor what finally appears on TV.
There are not so many ladies with a strong passion for technology here in Uganda. What inspired you to join the tech field?
Well, it wasn’t an inspiration as such … Urban TV gave me an opportunity to present and report for a tech show. With time I have come to love it and for that, am grateful for the opportunity urban TV gave to me to open up to the world of tech.
Tell us about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be the most significant in your career.
Having had a fruitful year 2014 for the Innovate show. Sustaining a tech show for a year isn’t easy, but it’s getting better day by day. The other thing am proud of is – being a voice to the young minds out there whose innovations would never have been known to the public.
How do you balance work and your other personal life?
Well, just like any other person, time for work is just for that and outside of that, I have a very fun filled life actually.
You must have noticed that there are fewer females in the tech field in Uganda, what do you think is the cause?
Many women think it’s a male field hence fear to compete with the men who are already part of the market.
Do you have any advice for them?
Yes. They should stand out and do what they believe in, we should co-exist with the men and not shy away.
Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
Well … that’s a big range, but I see myself as the best tech reporter in Uganda.
I see myself working with the education and research sectors to ensure high level ICT capabilities are in place to support innovation across the country.
Then of course, I also see myself happily married with beautiful children.