Nyege Nyege festivals stopped by Uganda Parliament

The Parliament of Uganda has stopped Nyege Nyege festivals, an annual social event set to take place next week in Jinja.

Speaking during a Parliament sitting was Tororo Woman MP Hon Sarah Opendi who said the festival was a breeding ground for sexual immorality in the country.

“Parliament has stopped the ‘Nyege Nyege’ festival, an annual social event scheduled to take place next week in Jinja. Tororo Woman MP Hon Sarah Opendi says the event is a breeding ground for sexual immorality.” Said Parliament Uganda

Speaker Anitah Among noted that the need to promote tourism was coming at the expense of children who would attend the said event.

“We are talking about morality of this country; we are talking about our children. You are trying to promote tourism at the expense of our children? We are not going to allow this function to take part.” Said Speaker Anitah

Supporting the decision was comedian Patrick Salvado who called on parents to take up their duties saying the event was justifying poor parenting.

“I think we are just looking for excuses to justify our poor parenting, by the time my underage child goes for Nyege Nyege, I have failed as a parent.. let’s stop this nonsense and start parenting,” said Salvado

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