Promoters Directed to get Clearance Letters Before Organising Events
Ugandan music and events promoters have been urged to get clearance letters from the National Promoters Association (NPA).
According to veteran musician, Halima Namakula, effective 13th March 2023, all promoters organizing events in the country shall have first to acquire a letter of clearance from the National Promoters Association.
The news of the development was announced at the Uganda Police headquarters, Naguru on Monday, March 12, 2023.
Halima, who represented Balaam Barugahara, the secretary general of the association, said the new directive is aimed at forming a better working relationship between the Uganda Police Force, music and events promoters in Uganda.
“All promoters who are in the events business will be required to get approval letters from the above named association because we want the Police to know them because they are a security partners in this business,” she said.
Halima added that after them registering and getting clearance letters, it will now be easy for the Police to clear them before organising their events.
According to the directive, promoters will be registered from their regional offices that are in the different parts of Uganda.
Those in Kampala will be registered from their Makindye Division office and those in Acholi, Lango, West Nile, Karamoja, greater Masaka and Kigezi will be registered from the there.
The National Promoters Association Limited is a non-profit organisation and a company limited by guarantee.
The guarantors are members who are music and events promoters operating legally within Uganda.
Promoter Abbey Musinguzi (Abitex) is the president of the Association and Balaam Barugahara is the secretary general.
The registration is mandatory and the Police will only recognise promoters registered by the National Promoters Association because it’s the only association that will be working with Police on issues of clearing events.
Its company registration number at the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) is 80020001660643