By Wetondo Denis Julius
Mbale City musicians under their umbrella, Mbale Musicians Association have expressed their dissatisfaction with the City Covid-19 Task Force for not including them among beneficiaries of Covid 19 funds.
This was revealed by the chairperson of the Association, Mizzy king in an exclusive interview with this website yesterday 12th January 2022.
Mizzy king who is also the owner of Hunter Mast Entertainment said that when covid 19 started, he led a team of six musicians with whom they wrote songs with the Covid-19 message.
“We wrote songs and produced them with the purpose of translating the covid 19 message into the local language so that the people in the city Bugisu region get the message and observe the sops,” he said.
Mizzy king also says that they visited many offices seeking for help mostly during the time of the Lockdown but the task force leaders just kept on promising to work on their issues. He says their song has trended and helped in the fight against Covid 19.
“We saw Bad Black being given money when she extended the message to prostitutes who are we?” Mizzy King asked.
When contacted, Dr. Mugonyi Moses, the City Health Officer also head of the City covid 19 Task force said he is aware of the Musicians’ complaint.
He however said government of Uganda through the ministry of health did not include the musicians when they were giving out the covid 19 funds.
Mugonyi also says that the ministry of health has stopped giving the covid funds making it impossible now to consider the musicians.