Opposition political party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) is in for tourism promotion and they have demonstrated this by announcing their participation in the upcoming Nyege Nyege Festival.
This has come amidst outcries from a section of ‘Holy’ Ugandans who have since baptised Nyege Nyege Festival as ‘immoral’ because of the perceived events that take place over several days of music performances and partying.
Yesterday, there were calls by a section of Members of Parliament that the Festival be blocked from happening.
The call attracted resistance, with opponents citing tourism promotion.
However, after a day of debating about whether or not the Festival would take place, the question has been settled.
Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja Wednesday morning Chaired a meeting of organisers, and cleared the event to proceed as planned.
Once the event was cleared to happen, FDC party President, Patrick Oboi Amuriat, confirmed his participation in a tweet.
“Due to this nyege nyege hullabaloo caused @Parliament_Ug, I’ve decided to attend this years festival. I hate making uninformed judgment. Nyege Nyege appears to behave like running water. Stand in its way, it’ll find its way. @RobinahNabanja_ hasten the clearance,” Amuriat tweeted.
Oboi is not alone.
FDC preacher and Deputy Lord Mayor tweeted this earlier, “So where are the Nyege Nyege tickets sold, I want one for myself and for someone’s son.”
The four-day festival is scheduled to start on 15th September and will run up to 18th September 2022.