Ugandan Artists whose planned Musical concerts and shows were banned when the President halted all public gatherings in March 2020 will soon be taken care of.
The government has pledged to compensate various individual artists with money from a 6.6 billion shillings fund that has been set aside by the government very soon.
The announcement has been made by the state minister for Youth and children Florence Nakiwala to compensate artists whose work was affected following the COVID-19 lockdown.
Nakiwala says the government is in its final stages of securing the funds that will be disbursed to artists and promoters who had organized concerts that didn’t happen.
She says they are registering names of mostly those who had organized music concerts like Eddy Kenzo with the Music Festival at Kololo, Voltage Music, Fefe Busi among others.
She adds that they will eventually meet the artists and device the mode of payment but also how they can be helped in this time of crisis.
This follows a presidential directive to that effect on July 20th, 2020 when Museveni ordered the ministry of gender labour and social development to draw attention to persons and entities that were hard hit by lockdown for necessary help from the state.