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COVID-19: Catherine Kusasira wants compensation from government

Catherine Kusasira

Catherine Kusasira has always been a strong supporter of the NRM government and on several occasions, she has been seen seated next to the president.  The singer is so close to the president that she lured him into attending her concert last year at Kampala Serena Hotel. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the President gave a directive to stop all events with immediate effect. The order affected the ‘Enkola ya Taxi’ singer who claims had organised two Easter shows.

On March 20, 2020, while in an interview with Bukedde TV, Catherine Kusaisra requested the government to compensate her for the cancelled shows. According to Kusasira, she had organized two events, one at Calendar Rest House and another at Joggies slated for the Easter weekend and is now stranded since they will not happen.

“We are counting losses, we had already deposited money on performers, booked both venues and this required me to take up loans. Though I don’t blame anyone for the misfortune I request the government to compensate some of us for the losses we have incurred,” she said.

Kusasira who also refers to herself as the Minister of Condolences was appointed by the president to be one of his advisors last year although Statehouse came out and said she isn’t on the payroll as she was not given a letter of appointment.

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