Music events promoters Andrew Mukasa alias Bajjo and Abby Musinguzi aka Abtex have issued an ultimatum of only one week for President Museveni to allow them to get back to their usual business.
Speaking to journalists, Abtex and Bajjo demanded that the government should come to their rescue with a lasting solution to their problem as they have been following to all the set guidelines.
“We don’t want government cashouts. We are looking forward to doing our business. So we demand an end to the lockdown,” Abtex told the press.
Abtex expressed dismay that many of the promoters have lost property to money lenders while others can no longer afford basic necessities and health care services.
“We feel that continued lockdown is an injustice to the art Industry. Enough is enough, we use our talent to feed; people are being squeezed and that is why we artists have decided to enter politics.” Aloysius Matovu, a stage performer said.
Promoter Abtex said the five months of lockdown have shattered the entire entertainment industry and businesses like bars and beer companies that feed on it.
“We believe the President will listen to our plea. If he doesn’t, we will protest in front of the State House,” he said.