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Nyege Nyege finally given green light

The prime minister of Uganda Robinah Nabbanja has given a go ahead to the “Nyege Nyege “ music festival following a meeting that involved key government officials including the third deputy prime minister Rukia Nakadama and other ministers of information.

Both communication technology and national guidance Kampala,ethics and integrity,internal affairs,foreign affairs and police as well as the prime minister okayed the festival to take place.

The meeting took a number of hours after the parliament chaired by the Hon Anita Among ordered  for an immediate banning  of the event scheduled to take place at the Itada falls in Jinja on September 15-18.

The meeting reached several resolutions one of which was to harmonize with the parliament to ensure the festival takes place under strict guidelines. These guidelines are meant to ensure that the people behave inline with the acceptable Ugandan culture.

Nabbanja went ahead and tasked the ministry of ethics and integrity and that of national guidance together with the organizers to come up with guidelines that will be followed during the event.

In a press statement issued by Robert Kyomuhendo the press secretary of Nabbanja said that the meeting with the event organizers and other stakeholders emphasized that the event has to move on but under strict guidelines.

The statement indicates that an estimated 20,000 revelers from different countries are expected to attend the festival.

However Opendi said much as it was okayed for people to have fun, the festival poses a challenge to the ethics in the country and the recruitment of children in different immoral behaviors and thus tasking government to explain to parliament while it okayed the festival to take place which threatens the moral fiber of this nation.

Some of the sponsors of the event Nile breweries ltd set conditions for the festival and among them was that children below 18 years not to attend, indecent dressing and immoral activities not to be entertained.

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