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PM Nabbanja reputes speaker’s directives on Nyege Nyege Festival.

PM Nabbanja reputes speaker’s directives on Nyege Nyege Festival.

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Few hours ago, We published a story where parliament had moved to block the Nyege Nyege Festival claims it is source of Untold immorality. But Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Nabbanja has given a leeway to organizers in opposition of what parliament had suggested yesterday. The good news flipping in is that a popular music festival, Nyege Nyege festival has been cleared to go on as earlier scheduled. According to reports, a stakeholders committee chaired by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja on Wednesday morning has overruled Parliament to clear the event. “Nyege Nyege will proceed as planned. Security will do what they have to do to ensure order,” a source who attended Wednesday morning meeting said Uganda’s parliament had on Tuesday slapped a ban on Nyege Nyege, the second time that authorities wer...
President Museveni set to attend Ruto’s swearing-in.

President Museveni set to attend Ruto’s swearing-in.

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President Museveni and Ruto. President Yoweri Museveni is set to attend the swearing –in ceremony for newly elected Kenyan President, William Ruto, the Nile Post has learnt. Museveni is among the heads of state and other dignitaries set to grace Ruto’s inauguration set for Tuesday. The Supreme Court in Kenya confirmed Ruto’s election as president on Monday after throwing petition by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition candidate Raila Odinga, who had argued that the election on August 9 was null and void. President Museveni has twice called to congratulate Ruto for winning the election on August 9 but also upon being confirmed as the winner by the Supreme Court in Kenya earlier this week. The Ugandan president said he looks forward to strengthened working relations with Ruto. “I look forwa...
Mao vows to look into complaints of local artistes.

Mao vows to look into complaints of local artistes.

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The minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Norbert Mao has said there is a need to protect local cultures by regulating the inflow of foreign musicians into Uganda. Mao made the remarks while meeting the leadership of Uganda Musician Association (UMA) led by its President, Cinderella Sanyu commonly known as Cindy to address some of the challenges faced by the music industry in Uganda. The meeting follows a petition by the National Culture Forum (NCF) on the sharing of revenues arising out of Caller Ring Back Tone (CRBTs) and the amendment of the Copyright Act. NCF is the apex body for all associations and federations in the arts, culture and creative industry of Uganda. Musicians have on several times raised the issue of foreign artists performing in Uganda without being regulated...
Parliament wants ‘Nyege Nyege’ festival banned.

Parliament wants ‘Nyege Nyege’ festival banned.

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The Ugandan parliament wants to abolish the Nyege Nyege festival citing that it promotes sexual immorality among revelers. The annual festival which was set to take place in Jinja from September 15 to 18th, may not take place if authorities heed parliament’s decision. The Speaker of the House Anita Among stated in the House that:“will not permit the event to take place.” “We are discussing the morality of this nation; we are discussing our kids. You want to advance tourism at the expense of our kids, right? We won’t permit this activity to take place,” Among declared. However, it remains to be seen whether Parliament has the power to stop an event that is not in its ambit. According to Tororo Woman MP Hon Sarah Opendi, the festival is a breeding ground for sexual immorality. It was to be h...
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