‘Bad Black’ wants 500M from Government for COVID-19 advert

Shanita Namuyimbwa alias Bad Black says he was duped and used; Courtesy Photo

City Socialite Shanita Namuyimbwa alias Bad Black has given government of Uganda 14 days to pay her 500 Million Uganda Shillings for a service she offered to record an advert for COVID-19, or sue it.

She also claims an additional 50 million Shillings in damages for the inconveniences and mental anguish she has suffered after government “used and duped” since it failed to honor its part of the bargain.

Through lawyers Musangala advocates and Solicitors, Bad Black issued a notice of intention to sue the Attorney General if the 14-day period elapse without full payments being made.

According to her lawyers, Bad Black was contracted by the Ministry of Health in April through an agent Ronex Kisembo of Precision Media to record an advert sensitizing women especially those residing in border areas to avoid contact with truck drivers whom government had found to be the risky carriers of COVID-19.

Lawyers however indicate that it was an oral agreement to have their client (Bad Black) record the advert and later meet President Museveni with whom she would discuss the amount and terms of payment.

They claim that ever since, the advert has been running on different media but the other party has not arranged the meeting with President Museveni as agreed and neither has she been paid for the service.



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