Musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine is perhaps the saddest person in Uganda right now after Police’s cancellation of his annual Easter Monday concert (Ensasage Ya Easter Monday) that was slated to take place on Monday, at his One Love Beach Busabala.
This comes three days after he was given a green light by police to hold the highly anticipated concert but according to the letter he received some hours ago, the show will not be allowed to happen because of quite a number of reasons including ‘failure to meet the traffic guidelines’.
“The characteristics and security demands have fallen short of the agreed upon positions in line with lawfulness, safety and security.” Reads parts of the letter that was addressed to Abtex Promotions who had organized this concert.
This letter was signed and stamped by Asuman Mugenyi who acted as the Inspector General of Police
Furious Bobi Wine took to his Facebook page in reaction to the news that the concert he was gearing to perform at was cancelled
“We have just received this letter from the Uganda Police Force stopping all our scheduled music shows – including the one scheduled for tomorrow at One Love Beach, Busabala,” Bobi Wine posted on his social media. “They have been playing ping-pong games for over a month since we wrote to them. Three days ago, they wrote back to us giving us a litany of requirements. We invested huge sums of money to meet their demands, some of which were unreasonable. This was in addition to what we have invested in advertising and preparing the show. I think they thought we would fail to meet them. When we did and submitted them, the responsible officers started hiding themselves from us! Last night, they intercepted the trucks which were carrying the machines for the show. Today, this is the letter they gave to us- no show. Please remember, all other artistes are not required to fulfill any of these requirements and their shows have not been stopped.” The Kyadondo East constituency MP wrote
He further added that this cancellation makes it a total number of 124 of his blocked concerts since October, 2017.