By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
Although the entertainment industry is still under lockdown and concerts are still suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Director-General of Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa has allowed ailing singer Evelyn Lagu to hold a concert in Kampala.
The concert, which will happen in two legs one at Theatre Labonota on March 26, and another at Freedom City in Namasuba on March 27, 2021, is aimed at fundraising for the kidney transplant of Lagu. The musician has been battling kidney failure for years and after he was told that she needs a transplant, a fundraising drive was launched to collect the required Shs250 million.
The concert will be a follow up of the car wash fundraiser that was held a few weeks ago and collected Shs61 million. All Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) will be strictly followed, and the two venues are not allowed to host full capacity so only 200 people will be allowed to attend the concert.
The green light to hold the concert was given following a documented request that Lagu’s close friends sent to the Ministry of Health requesting to stage a charity concert to solicit funds for the singer to be flown to India for a kidney transplant surgery.
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