Parliament wants ‘Nyege Nyege’ Festival halted, says it is shameless

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Parliament wants ‘Nyege Nyege’ Festival halted, says it is shameless
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According to Speaker of Parliament Hon. Anita Among, the “Nyege Nyege” celebration, scheduled for September 15-18 in Jinja, will not take place if authorities respect the House’s decision.

The House, Among said Tuesday during an open session, “will not permit this event to take place.” She further stated, “We are discussing the morality of our country; we are discussing our children. You want to advance tourism at the expense of our children, right? We will not permit this activity to take place,” Among declared.

Parliament, however, has not yet indicated whether it has the power to stop an event that is outside its jurisdiction. “Tororo Woman MP Hon Sarah Opendi said that Nyege Nyege is a breeding ground for sexual immorality.” The event will be held at Itanda Falls on the Nile River in Tororo.

It will serve as an incubator for electronic music scenes across Africa, as well as sounds from the global diaspora and others. Many stakeholders, in contrast, have criticised the event since its inception.

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