Events promoter Balaam Barugahara has dismissed reports that he was behind the postponement of singer Bobi Wine’s Kyarenga Concert at Namboole Stadium.
Bobi Wine has set October 20 for his Kyarenga concert.
But unable to secure clearance from police and the stadium’s management, his Kyarenga concert will not happen in October.
Instead, the show has been pushed to November 9.
There had been rumors that Barugahara, a sworn supporter of President Yoweri Museveni and his ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), had orchestrated the entire attempt to fail Bobi Wine and his concert.
Bobi Wine, real name Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, is the Kyadondo East MP and a leader of the People Power Movement.
Balaam Barugahara Clears Air on Working to Fail Bobi Wine Kyarenga Concert
“Many of you have been making propaganda how Government, Balaam etc had a hand in stopping it,” noted Balaam Barugahara.
He added that Bobi Wine’s concert and other shows are good for government.
“I want to educate and share benefits of the show. It’s in the interest of Government to have as many shows as possible due to the following reasons: VAT is collected on venue hire and ticket sales, VAT is collected on fuel and transport to the venue.VAT is collected on drinks sales – beer, water and soda.”
He argued that the cancellation had been due to failure on the side of Emma Serugo, Bobi Wine’s events manager.
“However its cancellation from October 20 was as a result of lack of contract between organizers/ promoter and Namboole,” he said.
He then preached peace and harmony.
“That’s it, believe me or not propagandists and haters on Facebook; stop promoting Hate. Good luck to Hon Bobie and your organizers/ promoters,” Barugahara said.
“Let’s promote peace, harmony and love regardless of our political affiliations; we all belong to Uganda.”