Bebe Cool has responded to his nemesis, Bobi Wine’s post in which he criticized artistes that traveled to Gulu to meet Gen. Salim Saleh.
Among the artistes that travelled were; Jose Chameleone, Pallaso, Weasel Manizo, Lil Pazo among others.
Bebe Cool who did not travel with the ‘beggars’ reminded Bobi Wine that artistes did not meet Saleh as a person but rather chief coordinator Operation Wealth Creation and had their own issues to discuss with the general.
He empasied that creative arts industry have problems and reminded Bobi Wine that during his time in parliament he never presented a single private members bill on the creative arts industry.
The Gagamel Phamily CEO and NRM mobiliser branded Bobi Wine‘s post ignorant and said that funds artists get from the general are not handouts but rather entitled financial relief.
Bebe claims that Bobi’s negative post was not meant for Artistes that meet Gen. Saleh but rather Dr Jose Chameleone who is his direct lifetime music competitor.
He also branded Bobi Wine a beggar arguing that he travelled a broad to solicit funds for his personal benefit and advised him to stop politicking rather offer tangible solutions for day to day problems.
“Today you travelled to solicit for funds from foreign funders for your personal benefit yet you know they have to get paid back at the cost of Uganda’s peace .Time for politicking ended on 14th January. Ugandans need tangible solutions to their day to day problems”, Part of Bebe Cool’s post reads.
Read Bebe Cool’s post Below:
I would like to respond to the statement made by Bobi wine today belittling artists for having gone to meet General Saleh in Gulu.First and foremost, every artist who went to Gulu did not meet Gen. Salim Saleh but rather the chief coordinator operation wealth creation which has it’s main mandate to include all Ugandans into the money economy. Before operation wealth creation was put in place,about 70% of Ugandans were living outside the money economy and as per now the number has reduced to about 39%.Ugandan musicians belong to the creative arts sector under different associations though about 80% of the stakeholders live outside of the money economy hence the need to meet the general, discuss the challenges in the industry and also lobby for funds which have always been channelled through UNCC/F.I personally have met general Saleh and the president to discuss the challenges in our creative arts industry,not forgetting my personal issues too(using my social capital).I therefore want to correct my young brother Bobi wine on his ignorant post that whatever funds artists get from the general are not handouts but rather entitled financial relief. Therefore i want to thank general Saleh for engaging the artists in this fight to find the solution to the challenges in the creative arts. Let me also thank and encourage the artists to continue engaging all government arms,members of Parliament and well-meaning individuals in this fight not forgetting that our brother was once in Parliament but never presented a single private members bill on the creative arts industry in Parliament.Anyway,i know you have always seen artists meet general Saleh but you chose to post negatively this time because it was not just artists meeting general Saleh but rather Dr Jose Chameleone who is your direct lifetime music competitor.Today you travelled to solicit for funds from foreign funders for your personal benefit yet you know they have to get paid back at the cost of Uganda’s peace .Time for politicking ended on 14th January. Ugandans need tangible solutions to their day to day problems.Bebe Cool posted
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