Over the weekend, Rukungiri based radio Boona FM’s held its annual cerebration dubbed ‘Ekigutuuro’ that saw the Uganda’s youngster Fresh Kid excite revelers including ministers.
The seven year old artist Patrick Ssenyonjo aka Fresh kid was the key performer at the event on Saturday evening entertaining the cheering crowd of thousands of people.
He took to stage at 5:45pm singing four of his songs in straight sets and his last song ‘Bambi’ attracted more cheers with people jumping on to stage and others throwing money to the young singer.
He was later joined by several artistes but mainly who performed at night including western Uganda icon Ray G, Spice Diana, Gravity Omutujju, Winnie Nwagi, Nankunda Norah, Amooti and the New Amarula family and several Western Uganda artistes. Radio Boona was cerebrating two years since its inception.
The ‘Ekigutuuro’ function was also blessed by several politicians including the former state minister for Information And Technology who is currently at Uganda Communication Commission as director Rural Development Fund, Mr George William Nyombi Thembo, Minister of state for housing who also takes the docket of information Dr Chris Baryomunsi, Rukungiri municipality MP Mr Roland Mugume Kaginda, Rukungiri woman MP Ms Betty Muzanira, and Rubaabo county MP Ms Mary Paula Turyahikayo.
Mr Nyombi who represented the Managing director UCC Mr Godfrey Mutabazi commended the work of rural radio stations in enhancing transformation in the communities they operate in asking them to ensure the stations operate on minimum standards but also help government in fighting sectarianism that is cropping up in national politics.
“Radios especially these ones we call local station have been fundamental in transformation of our villages, the only thing we ask them is to help us spread the gospel of unity in all our communities that they can help government end sectarianism in the country.” Mr Nyombi said.
Dr. Baryomunsi, who is also Kinkizi East Constituency MP hailed the initiators of the Radio for aiding communication and Job creation in the youth.
At least UShs 12M was raised in the events leading to the cerebrations to support a school for the disabled, Kitazigurukwa primary school in Rukungiri district. Fresh Kid donated UShs 1M towards the drive.