Bobi Wine Meets French Montana in New York

Ugandan musician and Member of Parliament Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu better known by his stage name Bobi Wine on Monday met with American rapper French Montana in New York, USA.

Bobi Wine flew to the US earlier this week for the Global Citizens Week which happens annually on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

The event brings together top icons with world leaders to make commitments towards health,education, and other poverty issues.

French Montana and Bobi Wine pose with other speakers at the Global Citizen event held in New York

It is at that event that the Ugandan musician met French Montana and the two agreed to work together to improve on the Health Sector in Uganda.

While speaking at the event, Bobi Wine tackled the issue of healthcare and urged governments including that of Uganda to increase government funding towards their citizens’ healthcare.

French Montana Speaking at the Global Citizen even in New York as Bobi Wine and others look on

French Montana’s concern for the improvement of Uganda’s health sector is not new.

The rapper recently called upon Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga via Twitter to increase the country’s health budget by 15%.

During his visit to Uganda  earlier this year, Montana visited Suubi Health Centre, located in Iganga district and donated $100,000 (about Ush 360,000,0000) to expand the health centre, whose biggest challenge was lack of enough room to accommodate all the patients. The health centre serves a population of 56,000 people.

He went on to launch an online campaign called #Unforgettable that has helped fund a blood bank, premature incubators, cribs and other maternity supplies.

Montana also recently met with H.E Dr. Adonia Ayebare, the Ugandan Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations to discuss matters concerning the health of mothers and children in Uganda.

This financial year (2017/2018) the health sector got a cut of 0.3%; from being allocated Shs1.827 trillion last year to Shs1.823 trillion this year.

Audrey Ninsiima