Following Tuesday’s confusion about whether the Nyege Nyege Festival would happen, Prime Minister Hon. Robinah Nabbanja has given it the green light.

The government has assented to Africa’s most anticipated festival, Nyege Nyege, set to take place from the 15th to 18th September at the Itanda Falls in Jinja.

Listening to the plight of Ugandan youth, who only are looking forward to making merry, but also making money from the mega festival, Hon. Nabbanja, who will also officiate at the festival, gave the event organisers the go ahead with preparations for the upcoming festival, which is due in eight days.

The festival serves as a tourism, social and economic hub for thousands of Ugandan youth who come together to have fun, trade in arts, culinary, culture as well as music experiences.

Talent Africa Group CEO, Aly Allibhai noted that regulatory and security organs are on board to see that the festival is a success.

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“We promise to work closely with relevant regulatory and security organs to continuously hold the flag of Uganda’s tourism high while creating an opportunity for Ugandans to work and also party hard. All roads lead to Itanda Falls from 15th to 18th September,” Allibhai said.

A video shared on social media shows the Tourism Minister of Busoga Kingdom, Hon. Hellen Namutamba, emphasizing that the festival will happen.

“I welcome you all to Busoga Kingdom and invite the Kingdom to gear up for the festival. Get ready to benefit from the festival and ensure to have fun,” Hon. Hellen Namutamba said.

The festival returns after a nearly three-year hiatus and the hype around it is already being felt from revellers across the world.

The organisers reveal that earlybird tickets for the festival are available at UGX160,000 until Monday 12th September and will thereafter go for UGX250,000.