Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has invited singer Eric Opoka aka Eezzy popularly known for his song ‘Tumbiza Sound’ to a meeting scheduled for tomorrow, December 29, 2020.
According to a letter addressed to Opoka, signed by Irene Ssewankambo UCC Executive Director, the two parties will discuss more about the allegations that the ‘Tumbiza Sound’ song violates Ministry of Health Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on covid-19.
“The Uganda Communications Commission (the Commission) hereby invites you to a meeting scheduled for Tuesday 29th December 2020 at 12 noon to discuss this matter,” the letter reads in part.
For this meeting, Opoka has been asked to be accompanied by not more than three individuals and they have been urged to observe all the SOPs.
A few days back, Ministry of Health, through Dr Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services asked UCC to ban the song ‘Tumbiza sound’ because it was “sabotaging Ministry of Health guidelines on prevention of Covid-19.”
In the song, Eezzy complains about the lockdown saying they (artistes and common people) have suffered enough due to the restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 prevention measures and they are not willing to proceed with adherence to the same.
He advised that people should not be denied an opportunity to ‘enjoy life’ and their freedom just because Covid-19 exists.
The song has become popular among the Ugandans which brought fear to the government officials that people may get misled by the controversial message the song passes on.