Led by their president of Uganda Musicians Association Sofia Ggombya, and Lubaga south MP Paul Kato Lubwama, local artists have raised a call to the speaker of parliament over the delayed implementation of the copyright law. They also want telecommunications companies to be compelled to raise on the pay they give to artists after selling their music in what is commonly known as a “caller tune”
The Ugandan vocalists petitioned the speaker that many of their colleagues die poor because they earn so little from their music due to lack of laws to protect their art from pirates.
In the petition read by the spokesperson of the association, Kagoda Bushington they also reported the president of Uganda Performing Rights Society James Wasula for defrauding musicians by mismanaging the money he collects on their behalf which doesn’t reach the recipients. They now want Parliament to force Wasula to stand aside and allow investigations into his conduct to go on.