KAMPALA – President Yoweri Museveni has joined the Uganda Musicians Association after paying membership fees and is set to launch a new album.
A receipt in the possession of events promoter Balaam Barugahara shows that the President paid Shs50,000 as membership fees and for the association’s identification card and is planning to release a new album.
Mr Barugahara on Saturday confirmed the President’s membership but did not divulge details.
He revealed that the President has also set up a low-cost studio for local artistes to record their songs.
Mr Museveni has previously sung a number of songs such as ‘another rap’, ‘Kwezi’ and ‘yengoma’.
Meanwhile, the President was on Saturday the chief guest at a function organised by the National Patriotism Secretariat and Mr Barugahara at Kololo Independence Grounds.
The President commended the patriotism clubs for inculcating the love of country among the young people.
“I commend the leaders of the patriotism clubs across the country, which we started about a decade ago, for inculcating the love of country in our young people and helping them appreciate our history. Beyond patriotism, these clubs also teach basics like hygiene and other health-related issues plus wealth creation. The government will support the national patriotism SACCO with Shs1 billion mainly for wealth creation activities. I thank all the people who turned up at Kololo,” he wrote.