The “Tubonga Nawe” project seems to have collapsed in the shortest time possible.
Several musicians on the project have for days now shunned President Yoweri Museven’s campaigns due to empty promises.
The 12 artistes who composed the “Tubonga Nawe” song praising President Museveni and showing their support have since pulled out of the project barely a month in the presidential campaign trial.
Artistes that include Bebe Cool, Jose Chameleon, Radio and Weasel, Juliana Kanyomozi, Iryn Namubiru, Haruna Mubiru, King Saha, Rema Namakula and Mun G among others, are demanding the payment of Shs1.2bn as part of their payment for the 23 rallies they have worked on.
Each of the artistes on the “Tubonga Nawe” project was promised to be paid Shs5m per rally but in vain.
They have pulled out leaving Chameleon and Bebe to continue with the campaign trail alone.
This website has learnt that Chameleon and Bebe are still on the campaign trial because of their friendship with the president’s son, Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba.
Sources have further revealed that Lawrence Labejja who was in charge of the project and payments was sidelined long ago and intimidated to with jail if he continued to ask for the payments.
President Museveni is said to have released Shs8bn to settle artistes’ fees but some state house officials allegedly connived with a one Marcus Kwikiriza of Capital Fm to “pocket the cash”.
This is not the first time state house officials are playing games with artistes’ money.
In 2011, they connived and denied Eddy Kenzo a car that was given to him by President Museveni for the good work in his campaigns.