Concert organisers have appealed to the police to permit District Police Commanders to approve their shows.
The organisers say the whole process of seeking approval of shows from Police Headquarters in Naguru is cumbersome.
This follows the clearance of musician Chameleon to perform in Masaka Sub-region.
Chameleon, born Joseph Mayanja was scheduled to hold three concerts in July but the concerts were cancelled by the Police after he was named Democratic Party national chief mobiliser and declared his intention to contest for the Kampala Lord mayoral race in the 2021 General Election.
Police later explained that they had no intentions of blocking the singer’s music shows as a person, but instead wanted the organizers to follow the set guidelines.
Now the musician is free to sing during the shows as they had been planned before since his managers have fulfilled the requirements.
“Chameleon and his managers had not followed the set guidelines like telling us about the agreement they have with the organisers and the number of people expected at their shows. Since everything has been fulfilled, he’s free to sing now,” Mr Paul Kangave, the Masaka Regional Police spokesperson said, adding that concert organisers have to seek clearance from police headquarters in Naguru and the District Police Commanders (DPCs) to ensure that planned venues are secure.
But Mr Robert Nkuke alias Mutima, one of Chameleon’s managers, said the whole process of seeking approval of shows from Naguru is cumbersome, requesting the police authority to empower DPCs to do the approval.
“We have filled what they [police] want, but we request that DPCs be authorized to handle these small issues,” he said told a local daily.
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