New arts and creative industry regulations suspended


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By BigEyeUg Team Uganda’s creative industry is currently bathed with exultation after the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology holding-back the newly set Art/creative laws by Uganda Communication Commission (UCC). The good news was revealed by prominent comedian Bugingo Hannington on Wednesday evening. This was after he held a strategic and crucial meeting with Minister of ICT Judith Nalule Nabakooba. “The Minister of ICT has suspended the Draconian Art Laws that were Passed by UCC. We are then going to Embark on a fact-finding solution & get rules and regulations that promote our sector and not kill it,” Hannington tweeted. Bugingo’s revelation also received a retweet from Comedy Store head, Alex Muhangi as hailed his comrade and team for tireless efforts in landing back their rights in creativity. “Learning that the Ministry of ICT has suspended the implementation of the laws (regulating the arts/creative industry) which we have been protesting. This is a commendable step. Let’s get it right this time. #FreeTheArts,” wrote Alex Muhangi. The Fun Factory director was accompanied by some of music industry stakeholders like Kaye Wisdom, National Coordinator Artists Trade union. According Mr. Kaye, the resolution in the meeting was that the entertainment industry will solely...