Museveni Thanks Musicians for Utilizing Peace to Flourish

  • by Harriet Kafeero
  • August 4, 2018

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has attributed the success registered by Ugandan local artistes to the prevailing peace and stability in the country.

The president who was presiding at Uganda’s reggae and dancehall artist Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool’s annual VIP grand concert dubbed ‘The Golden Heart‘ organized at Kololo Airstrip on Friday hailed the peace ushered in by his government to build and nurture their talents.

Museveni said this in reference to Somalia arguing that people in Somalia can hardly gather for music concerts because of the fragility of the country.

The show attracted hundreds of Kampala’s socialites and fun lovers. Clad in his cream jacket and his trademark hat, Museveni was beaming with smiles as the crowd cheered him.

Bebe Cool praised President Museveni for ensuring that the country has peace and stability. He dedicated one of his songs titled; Mandela to the President . A song that Bebe sang in honor of South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela.
Museveni then assured the gathering that nobody will interfere with their peace as long as he is still president.

Museveni hailed Ugandan artistes for meaningful messages that they send out in their music compositions.

Part of the proceeds of the concert were to support the five children with heart complications to receive heart surgery in India.
The children that are currently under Action for Disadvantaged People (ACDIPE) are Emmy Ogwang, Anthony Mukyadondwa, Shirat Namuyomba, Bashir Bbosa and Sandra Kicaarwot.

In the President’s words

I congratulate Bebe Cool on the successful concert. It gives me great joy to see young people performing our traditional beats with modern instruments. These productions should be shared with the world.

Witnessing young people having fun peacefully gives me satisfaction with the work we have done over the last decades to ensure peace and security in our country.

It also strengthens my conviction that the isolated cases of murders that have been carried out in the recent past will be conclusively dealt with. I cannot imagine who would want to hurt such young people enjoying themselves in their ‘bikeesa’ except pigs.

I also want to caution young people against reckless sexual behaviour that sometimes leads to contracting HIV/AIDS. I thank the young ladies who stepped up and sang for me our revolutionary song “Kino Kyekiseela” which we sang and danced to.