‘Nyege Ngege’ Festival back on, but under strict guidelines

Revelers at a past 'Nyege Nyege' festival./COURTESY

The ‘Nyege Nyege’ Music Festival will take place next week as earlier planned.

The festival which had been canceled on Tuesday due to alleged immorality is back on.

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Uganda Prime Minister Nabbanja Robinah said the event will take place as earlier scheduled but under strict guidelines.

Speaking in her office, the PM said that the event attracts thousands of foreign tourists and the country could not miss o the opportunity after at a time when it was recovering from the effects of COVID-19.

“The event will take place because of the timing, we have given them a very short time. Some people had already booked tickets, others are already in the country,” said PM Nabbanja.

Uganda’s Ministry of Ethics and Integrity has been tasked, together with the organizers, with coming up with guidelines that will be followed during the event.

“Harmonize with the the Parliament to see that this event takes place with guidelines that will restrict those that are coming to celebrate in the event to behave in any manner that is unacceptable by Ugandan cultures,” said the PM.