Former Lord Mayor aspirant and afro beat music Champion of East and Central Africa, Joseph Mayanja popularly known by his stage name Jose Chameleone has requested government to let the musicians work amidst Covid-19 pandemic.
Jose Chameleone argues that art business should also be opened just like the other businesses that are currently operating.
While appearing on a live interview on social media the singer said that businesses like shops, boda bodas, taxi, arcades, churches among many others are all operating and he therefore wants the government to open music industry to allow them earn while observing SOPS.
“We have spent a full year without earning anything, let the government suggest a way that the music industry can work under SOPS like Kibuubo is operating, Boda bodas, Taxi drivers churches, they are all operating but unfortunately the music industry has been under looked. We are creative artists, we are employers, we are bosses, they might think we’re broke people but they should know that we’re not poor and we want the same freedom that was given to other businesses,” Chameleone said.
The successful singer also asked his fellow musicians to let the government know that they are also very important in this country and they deserve to be respected.
“I request you my fellow musicians, when you make the government think we are broke they are not going to listen to us but we should speakout because we deserve the same freedom they gave to arcades workers, churches and others we also need it because we can also operate under SOPs like them,” said Chameleone.