Just of recent, legendary singer, songwriter and producer Sylver Kyagulanyi was enrolled at High Court in Kampala after he graduated from Law Development Center (LDC) in April 2018.
The singer who spent six years at Law school has embarked on the proposed rules and regulations that are set to be passed to govern artistes with a highly trusted educative view.
Firstly, Mr Kyagulanyi agrees with the act of regulation being necessary but at the same time disagrees with the way the said regulations are flowing.
Mr Kyagulanyi believes that the said regulations should flow from legality and logic, something which the drafting body seemingly did not put into consideration.
In his long statement, Kyagulanyi stung the drafting team and body of the proposed rules and regulations expressing how they exhibited profound ignorance that verges on lawlessness as they offended the 1995 Uganda Constitution.
In fact, the proposed regulations exhibit profound ignorance on the part of the drafting team that verges on lawlessness in as far as they offend the Constitution of Uganda, 1995, and recklessness in as far as they affront natural justice and civilization.Kyagulanyi wrote
He went ahead and elaborated on why the proposed regulations that purport to be under “THE STAGE PLAYS AND PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENTS ACT CAP. 49” were introduced by the colonial government.
He argued that the ACT came in force in 1943 with a particular purpose to curtail freedom of expression and it is one of the laws that ought to be repealed as it grossly contradicts with the 1995 constitution.
If we are to go by Mr Kyagulanyi’s views, it simply means that every artiste in support of the proposed rules and regulations is an agent of violating other fellow artistes’ freedom of expression.
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