Masaka Resident District Commissioner, Herman Ssentongo has banned strip dancing ,also known as “Kimansulo” , following complaints that students were getting involved in the nude shows disguised as music and drama concerts.
The district security committee has thus directed Police to closely monitor entertainment places including bars, video and Karaoke halls to enforce the ban. Ssentongo says besides hiring young girls to perform as nude dancers, they have also received reports showing that some of the places have been admitting minors, which he says compromises moral standards.
The RDC has also instructed Police to crackdown on vendors and users of narcotic drugs such as shisha and marijuana , which are becoming a trend in Nyendo and Kijjabwemi suburbs of Masaka municipality.
Asked about the sustainability of the new security guidelines, Ssentongo said he is scheduled to meet cell chairpersons where the nude shows have been taking place to help security with surveillance.
Margret Nanyonjo, the representative of Katwe-Kirumba ward to Masaka Municipal council welcomes the guidelines , saying they are long overdue as most leaders have been trying , in vain,to put this behavior to an end.
She adds that the guidelines will help to safeguard their children , especially during this long holiday.