Bishop Kiganda claimed gospel musicians should not be paid for their music because their talent is God-given.

A few months ago, UPRS directed that come 2022, all radio and TV stations should start paying musicians for using their content.

However, one TV and Radio proprietor, Bishop Kiganda of Kingdom TV believes otherwise.

According to the man of God, Gospel musicians don’t deserve to be paid because they are using a God-given talent to make money and thus it’s giving back to the people.

Bishop Kiganda vowed never to pay a penny to gospel musicians who get airplay on his media stations.

The man of God’s comments come at a time when musicians have spent almost two years without setting foot on stage to perform because of the COVID-19 pandemic that forced President Museveni to put all mass gatherings on hold.

These musicians have now resorted to earning money from Digital platforms but it’s still a challenge because of the low consumption rates among Ugandans caused by a low purchasing power and high internet costs among Ugandans.

By press time, we were unable to get a comment from some of the gospel singers whose content is used by Bishop Kiganda’s Kingdom TV.