By Hussein Kiganda
The Government, through the gender ministry, has promised to put more effort into fighting for the rights of creatives.
Talking to journalists at the Media Center on September 14, gender state minister Peace Mutuuzo promised the creative sector that all laws that strengthen and guide the sector were to be discussed and improved to fit in with the current technological trends.
“The law that guides the creatives will be reviewed because it misses so many things since the world has changed. The platforms we used for a long time are no longer the same because the world has advanced a lot.
“We are going to sit with the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs to look through them and devise guidelines on how to improve them, and to see how content platforms can pay artistes for their content,” she said.
Talking to artistes, the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Norbert Mao, said it was vital for them to keep the fight for their rights burning so that the Government can recognise their efforts and join them. He promised to join the fight.
“I want you to know that if you give up, you will have let us down. Me I am still new in this fight, but please don’t stop the noise,” Mao said.
Artistes have always craved for the implementation of the Copyright Act and so many other Acts to fight for their rights.
This month, September 2022, a joint group of musicians, filmmakers, and lawyers launched the Pan African Network for Artistic Freedom to help in the fight for the rights of artistes.