Singer Sophie Gombya has indicated that she will be stepping down from her position of President for Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) effective July 31, 2020.
The reason for her resignation is that she intends to run for Lord Woman Councilor, Kampala Central in the forthcoming elections. Going by the poster circulating on social media, Sophie Gombya is yet to associate herself to any political party.
Singer Ykee Benda, Deputy President UMA will take over office as the acting President before the association votes new leaders later this year.
UMA was established in 2019 after Ugandan artists detached themselves from the Uganda Performing Rights Society (UPRS) due to unsatisfactory results from the body, which had promised to help generate revenue from their music and help them monetise their craft through enforcement of the copyright law.