Lovers of Uganda’s Nyege Nyege festival have all the reasons to smile after the authorities on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, gave a green light for the Nyege Nyege festival to go on as planned.
Ugandan state Broadcaster UBC reported that the planned festival was approved in a meeting that was chaired by Uganda’s Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja.
Nabbanja came to a consensus with the event’s organizers and other stakeholders that the festival will go on but with strict guidelines.
JUST IN: Meeting chaired by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon @RobinahNabbanja has agreed with the Nyege Nyege organizers and other stakeholders that the festival will go on but under strict guidelines. #UBCUpdates pic.twitter.com/nPqUaqBYfG
— UBC UGANDA (@ubctvuganda) September 7, 2022
JUST IN: Meeting chaired by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon
has agreed with the Nyege Nyege organizers and other stakeholders that the festival will go on but under strict guidelines. #UBCUpdates
The new developments come a day after the Ugandan Parliament blocked the country’s annual social event that was scheduled for 15th to 18th September in Jinja arguing that the event promotes sexual immorality.
During a plenary sitting on Tuesday, Speaker of the House Anita Among said the House had resolved to ban the event to safeguard the morality of the country.
“We are talking about the morality of this country we are talking about our children. You are trying to promote tourism at the expense of our children? We are not going to allow this function to take place,” she declared.
The fun-filled event was to be held on the banks of the Nile at Itanda Falls with over 8,000 foreigners having booked tickets.
According to the Nyege Nyege festival’s organizers, their event focuses on electronic music scenes across Africa, as well as sounds from the global diaspora and others.