All is set for
the first ever “Nyege nyege’ dubbed Cere Festival 2019 in West Nile.
The four day
festival shall be held from April 31st to May 3rd, 2019 at the
famous Miriadua Falls in Kijomoro Sub County in Maracha District.
Gerald Iga, the
Head of Cere Festival organizing Committee, says various forms of Entertainment
and Tourism activities targeting the International community shall be their key
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Wambuzi, the Head of Finance Cere Festival, says the event will surpass the
second Nyege Nyege Festival, which was held in Buikwe district in December last
him, the festival will make history of an outlook for West Nile and Northern
Uganda through unique music and cultural
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the organizers, over 3000 people are expected to participate in the Festival
that will feature more than 50 Artistes from Northern Uganda and beyond.
the Maracha District LC V Chairperson, says the festival will enable local
people appreciate the value of tourism and enable the youths to develop their
talents in Art, Music and culture.
district local government has already embarked on constructing sanitary
facilities at Miriadua Falls.
Last year, the Ethics and Integrity Minister, Fr.
Simon Lokodo stopped Nyege nyege festival, saying it compromises the cultural
values of Ugandans since it is characterised with open sex, drugs use and homosexuality.
"This ugly thing called Nyege Nyege is not
taking place this year. We have already evaluated how much losses will come. We
shall save the image of this country but not allow this to take place for the
two days and one night." Lokodo said.
allowed the festival to take place following a Memorandum of Understanding-MOU
signed between the organisers, Big Talent Africa and Uganda Police.
The MOU banned
among others open sex, drugs use, homosexuality and
processions to and from the festival venue. The MOU also compelled the
organisers to grant police unfettered access to the venue to maintain law and