Earlier today, the president of the Uganda National Musicians Federation (UNMF), Eddy Kenzo, met with the President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to discuss the pressing need for the amendment of the Copyright & Neighboring Rights Act 2006.
During the meeting, Eddy Kenzo emphasized the importance of amending the Copyright & Neighboring Rights Act 2006 in order to protect the rights and interests of musicians in Uganda.
He highlighted the fact that the act has been pending implementation for a considerable period of time, causing significant challenges for artists in the country.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni acknowledged the urgency of the matter and assured Kenzo of his commitment to addressing it promptly.
In a positive development, the President agreed to a future meeting where Kenzo will have the opportunity to introduce him to the leadership of the Uganda National Musicians Federation.
Kenzo revealed that this meeting will serve as a platform for Kenzo to provide an update on the progress made in establishing national structures for a more inclusive and vibrant music industry.
The meeting between Kenzo and President Museveni signifies a significant step forward in the efforts to amend the Copyright & Neighboring Rights Act 2006.
It demonstrates the government’s willingness to engage with the concerns of musicians and work towards creating a more favourable environment for their artistic endeavours.
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