Tumbiza Sound hit maker Eric Opoka alias Eezzy Music has today reached a levelled ground with officials from the Uganda Communications Commission and ministry of health to produce a remix of the song Tumbiza Sound song, this time with a lyrical content that is aligned to the COVID-19 guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health.
A team from Ministry of Health included Dr. Richard Kabanda- Commissioner Health Promotion and Education, Mr. Emmanuel Ainebyoona- Senior Public Relations Officer and Ms. Dinah Kwarisiima, Senior Health Educator and UCC officials held a meeting with Ezey and agreed to remix the song.
According to the Health Ministry, this is intended to intensify awareness on COVID-19 preventive measures.
On December 04, 2020 a letter addressed to the executive director of UCC from the director general health services in the ministry of health seeking for the ban on the ‘Tumbiza Sound’ song surfaced on social media, sparking mixed reactions from social media users.
After few days song was banned by UCC from airwaves alleging that it was misleading the public about COVID-19. The song was also basically asking government to open up the entertainment industry as well let the Ugandans go around the normal entertainment as they follow the SOPS.