Kato Lubwama sues government over Omah Lay concert
As other artists are rioting online and becoming "key board warriors," Diamond ensemble director and Rubaga South MP Kato Lubwama has decided to take the bull by the horns.
The controversial actor/musician turned politician has gone ahead to sue the government over the recently concluded Omah Lay and Tems concert, claiming the government is being inconsiderate after imposing a 9months lockdown on entertainment concerts but allowed foreigners to come and hold a concert here during lockdown.
Mr Lubwama and group sued East Meets West Ltd, Ivan Ddungu trading as Ddungu Resort, Kasana Events, National Environment Management Authority (Nema), Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and Attorney General (AG).
“The acts of the 4th (Nema) , 5th (KCCA) and 6th (AG) respondents of allowing the 1st (East Meets West), 2nd (Ddungu Ivan) and 3rd (Kasana Events) respondents to organise and hold an open air musical concert contrary to the Public Health (Control of Covid-19) rules, 2020 while the applicants, remained restricted, was selective enforcement of the law and an infringement of the applicants’ right to practice their trade contrary to Article 21 (1) and 2 of the Constitution,” the suit reads in part.
They add that for the last nine months, they have not been able to practice their trade thereby suffering economic losses estimated at Shs2b.
They want court to declare that the acts of government, especially security agencies in allowing last week’s open air music show was reckless, unreasonable and an infringement on their rights to a clean and health environment guaranteed under Article 39 of the Constitution.
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