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Bigirimana pushes for MoU between Fresh Kid and promoter

By Vicky Wandawa

Added 10th May 2019 10:29 AM

Bigirimana revealed that among the many aspects to be itemized are the percentage of sharing proceeds from performances, the commitment to continue with school, hours for performances and hours reserved for resting to avoid exploitation.

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Fresh Kid, his parents and promoter pose for a picture with the permanent secretary Pius Bigirimana. Photos/Courtesy

Bigirimana revealed that among the many aspects to be itemized are the percentage of sharing proceeds from performances, the commitment to continue with school, hours for performances and hours reserved for resting to avoid exploitation.

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KAMPALA - Seven-year-old Patrick Ssenyonjo alias Fresh Kid on Thursday met with the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Pius Bigirimana over drafting a memorandum of understanding with his promoter.

According to a press release from the ministry, the meeting was to discuss modalities of engagement between Ssenyonjo and his promoter to ensure that the young talent’s interests are safeguarded.

“During the meeting held at the ministry headquarters in Kampala on Thursday, Bigirimana agreed with the team to draft a memorandum of understanding that stipulates the roles, responsibilities, and interests of each party,” reads a press release.

He revealed that among the many aspects to be itemized are the percentage of sharing proceeds from performances, the commitment to continue with school, hours for performances and hours reserved for resting to avoid exploitation.

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The meeting was also attended by Fresh Kid’s father Paul Mutabazi and his mother Madrine Namata.

Bigirimana was categorical on the need to ensure that the seven-year-old sees through the scholarship offer he got to study at Kampala Parents School of Ruparelia Group.

The draft MoU will be reviewed soon before the official signing takes place.

While at the meeting, Fresh Kid got a chance for a moment in the Permanent Secretary’s official seat, where he expressed gratitude at the gesture and promised to study hard to become a permanent secretary beside his musical career.

Fresh Kid’s parents and the promoter appreciated the consultation saying it was a great step to formalizing the partnership between the two entities.

Fresh Kid has taken over the Ugandan musical scene ever since he sampled out his free-flowing rapping skills.

His latest stride has been a nomination for an International Award in the Carolina Music Video Awards 2019. The awards are scheduled for July 20, 2019, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame High Octane Theater in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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