Gov’t Goes Gaga Over Tumbiza COVID-19 Song

Gov’t Goes Gaga Over Tumbiza COVID-19 Song

 

By Mable Nakibuuka

 

Senior officials of the government of Uganda, under the Ministry of Health,  Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and other concerned authorities are having sleepless nights, after a musician identified as Eric Opoka aka Eezy released a COVID-19 song titled ‘Tumbiza’, which has since become a sensation amongst thousands of Ugandans.

The controversy sparked off after dancehall star Eezy released his ‘Tumbiza’ track, in  which he apparently calls upon all partiers to party hard and raise the sound volume, whether the police are present or not.

However, concerned authorities have since deduced  that Eezy is portraying a message that is contrary to that of the Ministry of Health and that the COVID-19 National Taskforce regulations, which encourage people to social distance and practice all Standard Operation Measures (STOs) in a bid to avert the spread  of the pandemic.

Letter to UCC deom Ministry of Health  directing them to stop broadcasting or airing of the song on local media stations

As such, Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services, at the Ministry of Health, has since written a letter to the Executive Director Uganda Communications Commission Irene Kaggwa Ssewankambo, directing her to immediately cause the blockage of the song from being played/aired/broadcast on all national radio and TV stations.

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