In this era where corruption has become the order of the day, it is very difficult for many to come clean especially where public funds are concerned. However, Promoter Balaam Barugahara decided to be different after being at the helm of organising singer Mowzey Radio’s funeral and burial.
Goodlyfe’s Mowzey Radio died on Thursday, February 1st at Case Hospital in Wandegeya after succumbing to injuries in the head which he good after a bar brawl in Entebbe. He had blood clot which eventually turned fatal and killed him in the wee hours of Thursday last week. He was then buried in Kagga-Nakawuka off Entebbe Road on Saturday, February 3rd.
Balaam who has been their promoter and also chairs the promoters group was the main man during Mowzey’s last moments in hospital and also was in charge of funeral arrangements alongside family members and other key musicians like Jose Chameleone and Mowzey’s singing partner Weasel.
And as a result, he handled huge amounts of cash in form of contributions for clearing hospital bills and funeral expenses from the public and also key figures like President Yoweri Museveni and socialite Bryan White. This must have been the reason he decided to make his accountability public to avoid any controversies and social media backlash as has become the norm these days. His full statement is below;
APPRECIATION & ACCOUNTABILITY TOWARDS THE LATE MOWZEY RADIO’S SEND OFF:
By: Balaam Barugahara
Thank you message to whoever contributed to the burial arrangements; morally and financially. Allow me share a summary of accounts received and spent. Lastly I advise all those who wish to convey condolence messages in same respect to reach out to his family representatives; Frank on 0703393825 and Fatuma on 0756713324.
Our role was concluded and our aim achieved of dignified send off of our Super Star – the Late Mowzey Radio.
Case Clinic will refund a total of 29,000,000 Million paid after deductions of the amount used in treating Mowzey Radio. The money will be given to the Late Radio’s family before Friday this week.
We shall remain supportive of the family when approached
Cash contributions towards the burial expenses as personally received by me was from:
* Mr President 20
* Elvis sekyanzi
* JB Legend 0.5M
* KK Advocates 2
Total 24,500,000 Million
*5 Small Tents in
@ x 5 = 1.5 M
* 3000 Chairs at 500 @ for Nakawuka = 1.5m.
* Order of Service
pcs x 2000 Shs.
@ 3 Million
* Sound deposit
at Nakawuka at
Total – 24,500,000 Million. Balance on Nakawuka Sound is 2,900,000 Million
Other items were provided by the following:
Food and refreshments were fully paid for by State House. A Service Provider was contracted for 3 days before the Late Mowzey’s burial.
Tents and Chairs at Makindye was a free service from Sweet Kid.
Tents and Chairs at Kololo were paid by UPRS
Public Address, Stage, Lights, Generators and Screens at Kololo were paid by Brian White at 10 Million and Balaam paid 3 Million – Total 13 Million. To avoid conflict of interest, we contracted Vibes Production.
Public Address at Makindye was provided to us for free by Meserch Semakula
Kololo Venue given free to us by Government of Uganda through Ministry of Defence.
Special thanks go to the following people I worked tirelessly with to make the events a success; Family and friends of the Late Mowzey, his Management, Kampala Funeral Services Directors, Julius Kyazze, Mesach Semakula, Juliana Kanyomozi, Sophie Gombya, Ibrahim Big Eye Mayanja, Dr. Hilderman, John Ssegawa, Angela Kalule, Spice Diana, Stuart Mutebi, Super FM, Brian White and His Excellency the President of the Republic of Uganda and his entire team.
The chairs lost and broken in Nakawuka, Makindye and any other pending expenses will be cleared by me together with Julius Kyazze; Chairman UMA Committee
Note: Other Artists paid and registered with their Association and the list will be availed by the responsible Members. Other condolence messages went direct to the family. Like NRM paid 6 Million in Church – I asked the Secretary General; Justine Lumumba to hand it over to the Mother of the deceased in Church at Rubaga Cathedral. What I put here is the truth known and received by me in person.
Thank you for loving Mowzey Radio and may his soul Rest in Peace