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MTN nyege nyege festival festival banned by the government

by James Ateenyi

The government of Uganda has threatened to ban MTN nyege nyege festival which was scheduled to take place on 6th September 2018.
In a letter written by minister of Ethics and Integrity Fr. Simon Lukodo, the government urged police to stop the upcoming festival because it promote homosexuality.
Lukodo said the nature of stakeholders involved in the upcoming festival and amount of money being used to promote the event raise serious issue about the festival.

The minister also said they have received credible information that the festival is being used to recruit young people into homosexuality and LGBT.
He added that several religious groups have protested against the the event organized by giant telecommunication company MTN.
Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda and attract a maximum of life imprisonment upon convict.
MTN has been organising the event for the last two years and the new government position is likely to escalate the tension between the government and the different stakeholders especially MTN which has been one of the biggest tax payers in the country.

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