By Andrew Irumba
The Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) Eng.Godfrrey Mutabazi has distanced himself from the ‘malicious’ propaganda alleging that he baned singer turned Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s song titled ‘Tuliyambala Engule’.
In an exclusive interview with this reporter on Friday, Engineer Mutabazi said he has never even come close to the song in question.
“My brother, I even don’t know the song if you asked me, I’ve been too busy with commission’s work. I think they (schemers) are doing that to popularise their song using the commission’s name, which is very absurd and unacceptable,” Mutabazi said.
Yesterday, all Social media platforms were awash with what Eng.Mutabazi termed as ‘fake news’ alleging that he had banned the song from playing on any airwaves in Uganda because it was ‘inciting violence’.
Mutabazi decried to learn the fact that even some traditional media (Radios/TVs) had picked on the rumour and also carried it in their bullet-ins before verifying.
Mutabazi said though it’s the mandate of the commission to regulate Uganda’s airwaves, they take due diligence before acting.
Bobi Wine’s ‘Tuliyambala Engule’ song was done with other musicians who include among others;Ronald Mayinja, Irene Ntale, Iren Namatovu, King Saha and Nubian Lee.
Because of the mixed reactions many Ugandans expressed after listening to the song’s lyrics, several radio and TV stations had refrained thembselves from playing it.
The song has since among others stirred up religious leaders like Pastor Martin Sempa and Dr.Serwada of Victory Church.