The Nyege Nyege music and arts festival event was arguably the biggest event last year and revelers couldn’t wait any longer for this year’s edition. And because of the previous success, MTN had to dig deep into their pockets to get the naming rights of the event which is now called ‘MTN Nyege Nyege’.
With everything literally done for the event to kick off this Thursday, the minister of state for ethics and integrity has issued a letter instructing Inspector General of police to stop the event from happening. The fate of the event now hangs in balance.
In the letter addressed to Internal Affairs Minister J.J Odongo, Fr Simon Lokodo pointed out that the underlying motive beneath the heavily publicized event may compromise the national integrity of Uganda and put its citizens at risk of deviant sexual immorality.
He also added that, in the last two years when the event has been happening, it has been compromised to accommodate the celebration and recruitment of young people into homosexuality and LGBT movement. See Lokodo’s letter below;
This puts the event into suspense despite the fact that it’s one of the looked-out-for events on the social calendar in Uganda.
The MTN Nyege Nyege event has happens for four days in a raw at the Nile Discovery Resort Beach in Jinja and attracts both locals, regional and international artistes and revellers.
It is one event where there is limited restriction on partying and because of this freedom, thousands flock it every year and MTN insists the party is still on in a tweet to their followers.
The Party is STILL ON with only 2 days to #MTNNyegeNyege, the biggest festival of the year.
— MTN Uganda (@mtnug) September 4, 2018