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“Nyege Nyege “Festival Should Be Stopped, says parliament

The annual festival known as Nyege Nyege 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 parliament stated that the house will not permit the Nyege Nyege event to take place citing immortality associated with the event in respect to norms of Ugandans . She further stated that they are in discussions following the morality of this nation  how our children perceive it which made her to come to a conclusion that they will not permit this activity to take place for the sake of tourism, Among declared.

However she was criticized by the minister of state for tourism Hon Martin Mugerra who noted that the event is a hub for tourism with over 8000 foreign tourists having already booked tickets for the event.

According to the festival organizers there event for cases on electronic music scenes across Africa as well as sounds from the global diaspora and others.

Some of the stakeholders have criticized the event since its inception for encouraging homosexuality and sexual immorality.

The speaker of parliament Hon Anita Among however was backed by Hon Sarah Opedi ‘s submission saying that the promotion of toursim shouldn’t happen at the expense of children’s morals.

However the hype is already being felt amongst different party animals who are already making preparations in terms of ticket and accommodation bookings early enough in order not to miss the fun.

Earlier former minister and deceased father Simon Lokodo had requested the event be canceled in 2018 claiming that it promotes homosexuality and moral decay but he was defeated.

Tororo woman MP Hon Sarah Opendi said the event is a breeding ground for sexual immorality and it’s to be held on the shores of the Nile at Itanda falls.

Frank Fremer is a seasoned journalist, blogger and political analyst for over a decade in Uganda

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