A section of Ugandans has laughed off attempts by the Ministry of Health to ban Tumbiza sound song. The netizens state that the song is simply entertaining, with no intent to harm, thus should be the least of their worries.
“A very fine and good tune. Lol, this country is losing it. You have problems of unemployment
and here you’re suffocating the youth who’re trying to make ends meet,” one Tweep
It should be noted that, MoH recently asked the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) to ban Eric Opoka aka EezZy’s hit song Tumbiza Sound over misleading remarks. Health officials however argue that the misinformation in the song downplays the severity of the Coronavirus disease and encourages people to carry on with life as normal.
“The message in the song has in turn caused misinformation among different audiences and
subsequently created complacency among the public,” read a statement from Dr. Henry
Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services to Uganda Communications Commission.
Fans have shown solidarity by downloading the song and playing it repeatedly in defiance.
Tweeps also started #ElevateTumbizaSound hashtag in a bid to promote the song.
The song has so far garnered over 550,000 views on YouTube in less than 3 months. MoH seeks to ban the song on electronic and social media, with penalties for those that potentially promote it.