Ugandan comedy outfit, Fun Factory, who are Thursday night regulars at the National Theatre in Kampala, have teamed up with Twaweza Uganda for a sensitising song titled ‘Yambala Mask.’
‘Yambala Mask’ is Luganda that can be loosely translated as ‘Wear Your Mask.’ The song is a reminder and pushes everyone to wear their mask wherever they have to go anywhere. It is aimed at encouraging people to observe the SOPs set in place by the Ministry of Health and the government to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.
In the video, we see messages about social distancing, and regular sanitization also talked about. The song is in six languages – Luganda, Runyakitara, Kiswahili, Lusoga, Lingala and Luo. This is aimed at making the message reach as wide an audience as possible.
Twaweza communications manager Martha Chemutai says that this song is part of the “Together Against COVID-19” campaign through which they are supporting government efforts by translating critical public health messages from the Ministry of Health using music and comedy.