Over yesterday the Ugandan Parliament moved to halt the Nyege Nyege Festival claiming that the event is a breeding ground for sexual immorality,the lastest is that the much anticipated annual festival has finally been cleared by the Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja to go on as earlier planned.
According to Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja ,the event will go on as as planned but under strict guidelines.
Citing that Many foreign guest had already paid for their tickets .
She further said that the government is going to engage the speaker of Parliament on the matter.
Over yesterday the Speaker of the House Anita Among stated during plenary on Tuesday that the House she 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.
The festival is scheduled for Thursday 15th September 2022 for three days at the source of the Nile in Jinja
According to the festival’s organisers, their event focuses on electronic music scenes across Africa, as well as sounds from the global diaspora and others.
However, many stakeholders have criticised the event since its inception for encouraging homosexuality and sexual immorality.
Father Simon Lokodo, the deceased former Ethics minister, requested that the event be cancelled in 2018, claiming that it promotes homosexuality and moral decay. But he was defeated.