Celebrated Ugandan dance-hall Cindy Sanyu has been officially cleared to contend for the position for Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) president.
She was cleared today evening where she picked her nominations forms which were signed on by the UMA electoral commission.
Cindy changed her minds and decided to contest for the president post after consulting with the board of the association.
“I’m ready to work with the team to move the association forward. Last time I said I wouldn’t be vie for the post president but the present team is willing to work with me and have no problem with this,” she said.
UMA has had several presidents resigning before their terms end, but Cindy says she will not let anyone force her to quit.
Cindy noted that she’ll learn from her former superiors and do her job based on what they had gone through.
“I’m not a quitter because I have been in the industry for 15 years. I know the people before me have quit and I have always been around to witness this. I will learn from their mistakes and correct their fears,” she told journalists.
However, her tenure has been marred by lots of scandals that mainly rotate around the misappropriation of funds given to the Association by government in a bid to uplift the lives of Ugandan musicians.
UMA started up as a breakaway faction from the Uganda Performing Rights Society (UPRS), as a umbrella body aimed at bringing together all associations of musicians and creative arts performers in a bid to have a collective bargaining voice.