Uganda communications commission (UCC) is likely to ban one of the latest songs titled ‘Tumbiza Sound‘ literally meaning increase the volume by Eezzy that dominated Uganda’s airwaves during the Covid -19 lock down.
This follows a request from Ministry of Health tasking Uganda Communications Commission to ban singer Eric Opoka alias Eezzy’s song dubbed Tumbiza Sound for allegedly preaching against COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
According to the statement seen by this website, Currently the Ministry of Health is working with the Uganda Communications Commission and the Ministry of Information, Communication, Technology and national Guidance to effectively deliver Health Promotion and Education information to the public.
”However, it has been noted with concern that there is a song being broadcasted On electronic and social media with messages contradicting the Ministry of Health
standard operating procedures on CoVID-19 prevention titled Tumbiza Sound by Eric Opoka A.K.A EeZzy. The message in the song has in turn caused misinformation among different audiences and subsequently creating complacency among the public.” reads part of the statement
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”This is therefore to request you to ban the airing of the song on all mass media channels so the public is not misled. Furthermore, I wish to request that going forward all edutainment with health information/messages on COVID-19 passed onto the different media houses are harmonized with Ministry of Health before they are aired.” the statement reads