There is finally some glimmer of hope for stranded, and now broke Ugandan singer Idrisa Musuza commonly known as Eddy Kenzo after Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga on Wednesday said she is going to intervene in the BET award winner’s issue.
This was after she spoke to the Ugandan singer who is currently trapped in Cote d’Ivoire after passenger flights in and out of the country were stopped as a measure to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Most countries across the globe also shut down their boarders and stopped flights which caught Kenzo in the West African country. He had gone there for a musical performance.
Kenzo has been crying for help via his social media platforms, begging for authorities to allow him return but in vain. But now he may finally have his chance as his situation has got the attention of the speaker who says the Sitya Loss singer is “in dire straits.” This, according to her was after he reportedly spent whatever he had over there and yet he is unable to return home because the flights are not available with tight measure in place.
“I received a phone call today from Eddy Kenzo who is stuck in Cote d’Ivoire where he had gone to perform. The lockdown found him out of the country. …I call upon the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, working through our Mission in Abuja to offer him consular services so that he can be assisted to return home; but to also meet his bills,” Speaker Kdaga tweeted on Wednesday afternoon.
She promised to speak to President Museveni about the singer’s plight with the aim of helping him.
“I will be informing H.E. Kaguta Museveni about this matter so that he can be assisted. For him it’s even worse because he is in a French speaking country. Life is not as easy as it would be if he was in an English-speaking country where he could talk with people and get assistance,” Speaker Kadaga added.
Many other Ugandans are also stuck abroad and have since also requested to return with government promising to look into their issue where they will have to meet their cost of return and that of the compulsory institutional quarantine.