Ministry of health asks UCC to ban “Tumbiza sound” song by Ezzy

The ministry of health through the director general of health services Dr. Henry G Mwebesa has written to the director of Uganda Communications Commission executive director to prohibit playing of Tumbiza sound song.

Ministry of health asks UCC to ban “Tumbiza sound” song by Ezzy

The ministry of health through the director general of health services Dr. Henry G Mwebesa has written to the director of Uganda Communications Commission executive director to prohibit playing of Tumbiza sound song by Ezzy alias Eric Opoka on both Electronic and social media.

“However, it has been noted with concern that there is a song being broadcasted on electronic and social media with messages contradicting the Ministry of Health standard operating procedures on COVID-19 prevention titled “Tumbiza Sound’ by Eric Opoka A.K.A EeZzy

The message in the song has in turn caused misinformation among different audiences and subsequently creating complacency among the public.

This is therefore to request you to ban the airing of the song on all mass media channels so the public is not misled Furthermore, I wish to request that going forward all edutainment with health information/messages on COVID-19 passed onto the different media houses are harmonized with Ministry of Health before they are aired.

Please find attached a copy of the song lyrics and their translation in English for your reference and action.” Read Mwebesa’ letter dated 4th, December, 2020.