As the founders of The Monitor put the final touches to the first issue of the paper 25 years ago, Godfrey Lugaaju’s mother was enduring labour pangs at Kitovu Missionary hospital in Masaka District. He is now a features writer at Daily Monitor.
Lugaaju is just one of many. A rough estimate shows that today the Daily Monitor newsroom has more than half of its journalists, interns included, ranging between 20 and 27 years old.
Lugaaju, the second born of four children, joined Makerere University in 2013 to pursue a degree in Arts majoring in Literature and is set to graduate the next time the university holds passes out students. Although Lugaaju studied Literature in English, his love for journalism brought him to the Daily Monitor in 2015 as one of many interns. He has since done a number of articles, including one on a At 37 –year old woman in Kayunga who has 38 children.