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'Open sex prohibited' at Nyege Nyege festival

Government has prohibited any kind of ‘immoral’ behaviour at the MTN Nyege Nyege festival scheduled to take place at Nile Discovery Beach in Njeru, Jinja.

In a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Uganda Police and the organisers of the festival, Talent Africa, open sex, drugs use, acts of homosexuality, procession to and fro the event have all been banned.

Police is to have unfettered access to the venue and facilities according the MoU signed by Erasmus Twaruhukwa on behalf of police and Ali Alibhai on behalf of Talent Africa. The MoU was signed at the ministry of Internal Affairs and is wrongly dated August 5, 2018.

Revellers at a past Nyege Nyege festival 

Yesterday, Tuesday State minister for Ethics and Integrity banned the festival for what he called promotion of immoral behaviour in the country. However, he was quickly contradicted by Internal Affairs minister Maj Gen Jeje Odong who said hours later that the event would be allowed but with some conditions. 

"This ugly thing called Nyege Nyege is not taking place this year. We have already evaluated how much losses will come. We shall save the image of this country but not allow this to take place for the two days and one night." Lokodo warned. 

But a day later he said "I wish the public & event goers to be mindful of the requirements for safety, security law & order, ethical behaviour, health and sanitation as they participate in the festival."

Police warned that the event should not veer off its purpose of promoting culture, local music and tourism. Launched in 2015, the festival attracts freestyle revellers from across the world. Over 5,000 are expected to attend this year’s festival.

Bell Lager has been the main sponsor of the event and paid over Shs 150m last year and this year. The event has since been taken over by telecommunications giant, MTN as the main sponsor, who The Observer understands paid in excess of Shs 200m. 

Comments

+4 #1 Wooden K. 2018-09-05 17:29
Hello Uganda !

in the next room , Joseph Kabuleeta had this to say:
H.E. Super Glue Ndiwulira uses Marxist ideology of poverty as a political weapon.

What Kabuleeta forgot to add is that Super Jajja also uses booze and cheap addictions as a weapon to confuse zontorize the Bazzukuku.

Look at th
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-2 #2 Akot 2018-09-05 19:02
[alent Africa, open sex, drugs use, acts of homosexuality, procession to and fro the event have all been banned.]

Thank you!

We have had enough of criminals-defiants of God/Nature... insiting crime, especially against children we are all supposed to protect, yet it's adults putting children/vulnerable lives in danger/destroying them, because the world goes blindly for freedom of expression without second though!

How many demons hide in Churches & pretend serving God, yet they are only there for good life where they are served when in reality, they are rapists, destroyrs of children in all impunity & in secret!

Public gatherings are occasions to share good behaviour, teach one another goodness, respect & not to incite ruthless/unnatural sexul behaviours, that are after directed at childern/the very young defenseless & not at adults!
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-4 #3 Akot 2018-09-05 19:14
Wooden K., agreed!

It's societies & what are allowed in the name of freedom of expression, that is the main danger to the future (chidren), because all that adults do in what they call 'their rights to freedom of expression' is turned immediately against defenceless children/the very young!

Adult woman expose themselves indecently: in public, tv, pictures...but it's the very young/the under aged who are later molested by men these older women excite!

I do not under stand how Ugandans who can see this insanity: homosexuality-indecent body exposures, not see tribalism is also destructive & Museveni is using it to destroy them in their own country!
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+7 #4 nonpartisan 2018-09-05 20:02
What is open sex? How does lokodo know all this stuff? His obsession with sex, porn, and homosexuality is very worrying.

Ethics does not start with sex and end with sex. We have issues of corruption, torture, systemic nepotism, hate, et cetera.

There is a saying that those who obsess about specific issues to the point of want I g to install cameras in people's houses are the masters of that particular vice.

Go to a Church somewhere Mr. Father and try to resolve those issues of priests molesting young boys.
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0 #5 Robert Atuhairwe 2018-09-05 21:11
Lokodo, the moral policeman, did his job
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0 #6 rubangakene 2018-09-05 21:57
NYEGE in 'swahili' means the urge to have sex! Why would Ugandans need a whole festival to have a 'leg over'- leave alone 'kusikia nyege'?

Every in this country is 'tea time'! After a little 'marua' unasikia nyege, ukinywa waragi kidogo, nyege na ingia tuu. It is the only freedom we have left, so use it carefully but don't flout it!
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+4 #7 Matt 2018-09-08 02:23
Acts of homosexuality are banned?It`s 2018 people NOT 1918!

I suggest everyone who is stuck in the past brings themselves into the present and accept times have changed.
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