Last Saturday, February 01, 2020, marked exactly two years since singer Mowzey Radio died. In remembrance of him, State Minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda pledged to add Radio’s tomb to the list of tourist attractions that Uganda boasts of.
While many welcomed his pledge, a few are not happy. One of those who are angry is Rubaga South Member of Parliament Kato Lubwama.
Lubwama argues that it does not make sense to celebrate people only after they have died.
“Ugandans need to stop the habit of loving people when they are dead. If you decide to love someone, love them when they are still alive. When he organises his shows, go and support him,” he said.
“While Radio was still alive, we never saw Minister Kiwanda support him in any way. Radio is not the first one. Look at Paul Kafeero, people loved him only after he died, Martin Angume was here, people never cared, until he died,” he added.
Lubwama added that Kiwanda does not have the capacity to turn Radio’s burial ground into a tourist attraction.
“He is lying. He even doesn’t have the money to do it.”