Performances at the Nyege Nyege Festival

Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has cleared the Nyege Nyege festival that is scheduled to take place next week in Jinja to go ahead.

This comes after Parliament had yesterday stopped the festival after Tororo Woman MP, Sarah Opendi said the event is a breeding ground for sexual immorality.

The clearance followed a meeting chaired by PM Nabbanja with the organizers and the concerned government ministries.

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Nabbanja cleared the event to take place but within the strict guidelines to be developed by the Ministry of Ethics and Integrity.

“It is too late to cancel the international event since thousands of international tourists have made the necessary payments for visas while some have jetted into the country,” she said.

Some of the guidelines are; Children below 18 shouldn’t attend, nobody should attend the event naked and nobody should go to the festival with any form of body exposure.

This year’s Nyege Nyege is slated to run from Thursday September 15 to Sunday September 18 on the Nile River’s banks at Itanda Falls.