Musician Eric Opoka has agreed to
produce an improved version of the “Tumbiza sound” song to
encourage observance of the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures- SOPs.
Two weeks ago, the Ministry of Health asked the Uganda Communication Commission-UCC
to ban the song on grounds that some of the lyrics were misleading the public
regarding the observance of the Covid-19 guidelines.
the song, the singer says that Covid-19 should not stop people from enjoying life
and the Ministry of Health should quarantine people inside bars for fourteen
On Tuesday, officials from UCC, Ministry of Health met Opoka at
the UCC offices in Bugolobi and it was agreed that he improves the lyrics of
the song to sensitize the public about Covid-19.
Dickens Okello, the Strategy consultant to Eezzy said that Ministry of health
would meet the cost of improving the song.
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Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Spokesperson Ministry of Health says that they have
agreed to guide the artist in the next song, and his song will create
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It is not clear when the production of the song will start.
In August, a female activist Prasidia Nagasha asked UCC to ban a song, “My
Property” by artist Fik Fameica. Nagasha contends that Fameica and Artin Pro
produced the contested song that promotes the culture of belittling and undermining
women and girls in society.