KAMPALA – The famous Ghetto Kids have on Monday 4 reached out to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga seeking financial support from the government for their welfare.
Dauda Kavuma, the group founder and leader said the group which consists of children from slums in Kampala with exceptional talent in dancing faces hardships sponsoring its members to attend performances and events where they are supposed to be recognised.
“Many times we have been called to go receive awards or attend events abroad but we all cannot afford because of travel expenses,” he said.
Kavuma added that sometimes they do not have enough money to meet the personal needs of each child and have even failed to complete payment on their home in Makindye.
“We bought a house at the cost of Ushs220 million; only managed to pay half of it and have no hope of paying the entire lump sum in the time duration given to us of December,” he noted
Their Spokesperson, Patricia Nabakooza said that as a group they have managed to propel the country’s image which is that Uganda also has talent.
She said that dancing has helped them achieve a lot especially staying in school which was previously hard for them.
Speaker was pleased with their manager for picking the children off the street, nurturing their talent and taking back to school and promised to bring their request to the attention of the President of Uganda and Parliament