By Hussein Kiganda
Singer Ibrahim Mayanja (Big Eye) has been criticised by netizens and naysayers over his letter dated December 6,2021, in which he suspended members of the Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) – SACCOS secretary Halima Namakula, SACCOS head of loans Phina Mugerwa (Masanyalaze) and Isaac Rucci, the SACCOS chairperson.
The development comes after a fight between Phina and Halima in which they almost jumped onto one another like cats, over the E-concert money. On how and why Isaac Rucci gets into the scuffle is because he was directly involved in organising the E-concert shows that used to air on TV on weekends.
Many have thrown jabs at the Sula Indicator singer, saying he does not have the mandate to fire anyone in the association since he is just a treasurer.
A few days ago, Isaac Rucci said he would not step down unless there was official communication made to him by the UMA president, Cindy Sanyu.
Big Eye told a media personality today that the letter had been discussed by the cabinet.
“I didn’t write the letter alone. It was a resolution by the cabinet. It’s just that according to the hierarchy of UMA, I was the one who was supposed to sign it in the absence of the president and her vice-president, and yet the secretary is the one in question…,” he said.
Big Eye clarified that the three were not fired, but were asked to step aside until they attend a meeting in which they are supposed to explain the fracas within the SACCOS.
“We didn’t fire them. We just told them to step aside for some time. The cabinet called them for a meeting and they all didn’t turn up and didn’t send explanations on why they didn’t. So it had to take action,” he clarified.