Prime Minister of Uganda Rt Hon Robinah Nabbanja has given green light to Nyege Nyege festival slated for September 15 to 18.
The event had suffered a setback on Tuesday when the Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon Anita Among called for it’s cancellation, ignorantly regarding it as immoral and a champion of homosexuality in Uganda.
We are talking about morals of this country. We are talking about our children
“How do you promote tourism at the expense of our children? We are not going to allow that function to take place,” Among said throwing parliament into wild celebrations.
Her remarks drew ire among the sections of the public with majority denouncing Parliament’s decision.
Ugandans further attacked Among and her MPs for suffocating the already bleeding economy since Nyege Nyege attracts foreigners who pump millions of dollars into Uganda.
Rt. Hon. Anita Among
Against that backdrop, the Premier on Wednesday summoned the Minister of Internal Affairs Gen Kahinda Otafiire, ICT Minister Hon Chris Baryomunsi, Tourism Minister Tom Butime, Minister of Gender Betty Among and Ethics Minister.
The 3rd Deputy Prime Minister Rukia Nakadama also attended the meeting.
Nabbanja has since communicated to the media that the meeting has agreed with the organizers and other stakeholders that the event goes on but with strict guidelines to ensure nothing morally unfriendly is portrayed.
What happens at the Festival