It's no secret that there's a rift between the Uganda Musicians Association, led by Cindy Sanyu, and the Uganda National Musicians Federation, headed by Eddy Kenzo. Each entity accuses the other of attempting to deceive the government for financial gain.
For a while now, Eddy Kenzo's federation has been engaging with government officials, urging them to enact an improved copyright law and provide subsidies to support artists. However, according to Cindy, Eddy Kenzo's federation received UGX 18 billion from the government, a fact not disclosed to other musicians.
"It's true; Eddy Kenzo has received money from the government to help musicians," Cindy claimed.
She expressed dissatisfaction, stating that she has worked hard, and musicians deserve better treatment. Cindy argued that the government's actions are divisive, asserting that if the support were significant, it would benefit all musicians, regardless of their affiliations.
"Eighteen billion from the government to musicians. The speculation suggests it's unfair to favor a few musicians while neglecting the rest. The strategy appears to be dividing and ruling the industry," Cindy Sanyu remarked.