Over the last few days, the big talk has been about the government proposed laws and regulations for the music industry.
A number of artistes have come out to question the purpose of proposed laws and regulations and continue to blame the government for not consulting them.
Songstress Irene Ntale has branded them a joke.
During an interview with one of the local media houses, Irene Ntale said, "The whole thing should be thrown away. It’s ridiculous, it makes no sense. It’s a big joke that I don’t even want to believe. You can’t tell artistes to perform at only one venue because this is our source of income. It is our livelihood, and we are capable of booking five gigs in a day. They shouldn't interfere with the way we make money. Our music industry already doesn’t have the copyright law. When you release a song, it’s everywhere. We don’t even earn off releasing our music. So, the only way we basically earn money is by performing."
However, Irene Ntale believes that the part of the law which stops artistes performing under the influence of drugs could be a good one but she doesn’t understand how it will be implemented.
"It makes sense but then how are they gonna monitor what people inject themselves with. Are they gonna check our blood?" the "guluma" singer questioned.
These laws and regulations are yet to be tabled on the floor of the Parliament for further discussion.