The Ugandan Government has allocated UGx 18Billion to the art and entertainment industry as a way of boosting and supporting the talented ones.
The Entertainment and Art industry is set to receive 18 Billion Uganda Shillings from the government to help Ugandan musicians acquire more knowledge in writing and composing songs /poetry and other works that promote the cultural values of Uganda as a country.
The State Minister For Gender Peace Mutuzo has revealed this move by the government. However, how this money will be equally shared to all the artistes remain a question for another day.
According to State Minister for Gender Peace Mutuzo said that the money is intended to help musicians get professional training in writing and composing songs, poems, videos and other forms of work that will promote Uganda’s cultures, as well as using a sum of it to enforce the copyright law that will protect their work.
“We know that this is peanuts but we want to begin from there. We want the artistes to come together so they can benefit from the money,” Mutuzo said.
Mutuzo said that they have finalized the first stage of the strategic plan and forwarded it to the ministry of Finance to review its financial implication.