The Minister of ICT and National Guidance Judith Nabakooba has suspended the art Laws and regulations that were passed by Uganda Communication Communication (UCC).
This was confirmed by the president of the Uganda Comedian’s Association (TUCA) Hannington Bugingo, who accompanied the pictures suggesting that he had along with other stakeholders held a meeting with the minister.
According to Bugingo, they are now going to embark on a fact-finding solution and get laws that promote their sector and not cripple it.
“The Minister of @MoICT_Ug has suspended the Draconian Art Laws that were Passed by @UCC_Official. We are then going to Embark on a Fact Finding solution & Get Rules and Regulations that promote our Sector and not kill it #FreeMyTalent #TheUgandaComediansAssociation #NCF.” Bugingo tweeted.
BREAKING:The Minister of @MoICT_Ug has suspended the Draconian Art Laws that were Passed by @UCC_Official We are then going to Embark on a Fact Finding solution & Get Rules and Regulations that promote our Sector and not kill it#FreeMyTalent#TheUgandaComediansAssociation#NCF pic.twitter.com/tylJ0IZeEe
— Bugingo Hannington™️ (@bhannington) August 5, 2020
UCC recently introduced laws that require artistes to submit lyrics and any form of artwork to a select committee before releasing to the public. The laws also required every artiste to seek permission from the commission before performing on any stage.
Musicians and artists of different kinds have been protesting the laws. this week, artistes petitioned parliament over the laws. The artistes led by Bugingo and Rema Namakula met Rebbecca Kadaga at parliament who promised to look into their matter.