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Nyege Nyege Co-founder Says The Event Promotes Trade And Talent

The controversial Nyege Nyege festival is set to kick off today, Thursday, September 15. The event’s co-founder, Derek Debru, says they aim at creating more jobs as well as promote trade and talent in the arts and music industry.

This time around, the annual festival drew some public attention following parliament’s attempt to block the festival. The Speaker of parliament, Anita Among, had said they would block the event for the sake of the country’s morality.

In a turn of events, Ugandan prime minister Robinah Nabbanja okayed the festival on the condition that set guidelines would be followed.

Now, Debru told the press that the event which attracted people from across the globe will continue as planned. He says all guidelines set by the ICT ministry and police will be observed.

“We’ve always observed the guidelines, we’ve never encouraged vulgarity, orgies, and nakedness so we’re really comfortable with those guidelines. It is a music and arts festival that has a social purpose which is to create jobs, bring tourists, and to promote under-represented musicians,” Debru said.

Ticket prices went for shs160,000 for East African residents which is about $42. However, for the international party people, tickets went for as much as $135.

Parliament maintains it’s stand

In separate news recently published by NEWSLEXPOINT.com, on the Nyege Nyege festival, the Speaker of Parliament, Hon Anita Among in the recent Parliamentary session revealed that the August House is maintaining its stand on the controversial Festival.

Parliament that week aroused controversy and fury amongst Ugandans after they announced a ban on the yearly festival which is slated to happen next week in Jinja at Itanda Falls.

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