Pr. Martin Ssempa has proposed the need to sieve musicians contracted to perform in schools as opposed to a complete ban on musical concerts.
His opinion follows a proposal by former State Minister of Mineral Development and Tororo Woman Member of Parliament Sarah OPendi to ban secular musicians from performing in schools because of skimpy dressing and erotic dancing that could precipitate immorality in children.
According to Pr. Ssempa, banning is an extreme measure. Children could still have fun and entertainment with decent musicians.
“We need to sort out and regulate what kind of musicians perform in schools because we have good musicians such as Rema Namakula, who has good quality music and decently presents herself. We have Juliana Kanyomozi and other musicians that could be contracted to perform in schools,” said the pastor during The Fatboy Show on RX Radio.
He then criticized dance hall musicians like Sheebah Karungi, over her dressing and seductive dances during school performances.
“Our young people are not having educative music. We have got nightclub strip artists making our children porn-ready. What are we building in this country?” he wondered.
The pastor asked the Uganda Communications Community (UCC) to implement section 14 of the content regulation Act on television to regulate the broadcasting of lewd content with the strictness it applies to political content.
while commenting on the same topic, Olive Najjuma a host of the show, said banning musical artists' performances in school is rather radical because children need entertainment as a stress-relieving element while at school.
“I agree, that the government should intervene by regulating how the artists dress while performing in schools. School is stressful. Children need fun activities to get their minds off the books, it helps them refreshen up. But how are the artists dressed? I'm against indecent dressing for our kids,” Olive said.
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive, and Sarah every weekday from 6 am to 10 am on RX Radio.