Looks like musician Bobi Wine is enjoying his long leave from Parliament in Jamaica.
Fresh from performing at the annual reggae festival – Rebel Salute at the weekend, and rubbing shoulders with Buju Banton, the Ghetto President has met the leader of Jamaica, Prime Minister Andrew Michael Holness.
The Prime Minister was in attendance during the #Rebel_Salute concert along with the Prime Minister of Barbados and the leader of Opposition in Jamaica.
According to a facebook post, Bobi Wine and PM Holness discussed the role of music and the arts in a nation’s development.
“I commended him, as well as the previous governments of Jamaica for recognising the role of music in raising the consciousness of a people, as opposed to persecuting arts and artistes. I also appreciated his country for recognising the potential of young people and putting them at the helm of their country’s development agenda- seeing that he is also the youngest Prime Minister in Jamaica’s history,” Bobi said.
According the musician, it was refreshing to see the PM sit through several performances and even listen to songs which were critical of his government.
“At our meeting today, he explained that he considers music to be a mirror through which society must view itself. To him, music communicates much more than politics, and attending the concert was an opportunity for him to listen and understand what his people are saying about how they are being governed and how things might be made better.”
The Ghetto President, who is due to return to Ugandan at the weekend, says he expressed full agreement with the PM’s view and told him how Ugandans aspire to build that kind of leadership back home.
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