He made the pledge while officiating at the launch of the “Museveni Awooma” music album at Kololo Independence Grounds on Saturday, September 16. The album launch was organized by singer Munamasaka Emma Nsereko.
President Museveni also pledged to purchase new music equipment for the artist.
“He was using the indigenous tunes but putting in new messages. This is what we used to do in the bush; this is how we used to mobilize our people; using the Bakisimba and Nankasa tunes,” he said.
Regarding the music facility for all artists, President Museveni said although he has already been supporting a few artists, he envisaged setting up something that can benefit a wider range of musicians.
“A studio can be owned by all of you, not necessarily by one person. Like the Muzukulu here, she was saying that she wants to record her songs which are very good. That is not a problem, we should have a studio where you go and pay a little fee and they record a song for you.”
The President also asserted that he would help the artists to ensure that the copyright law materializes.
“It will help you to safeguard your music and benefit from it. This is because if you compose a song, it should be registered so that nobody can steal it,” President Museveni emphasized.
At the event, President Museveni was flanked by First Lady Janet Museveni. It was also attended by the Minister for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs, Hajjat Minsa Kabanda, KCCA Executive Director, Ms. Dorothy Kisaka, Uganda National Women’s Council Chairperson, Hajjat Faridah Kibowa, Moses Karangwa NRM Chairperson Kayunga, among others.
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