City Socialite Shanita Namuyimba alias Bad Black has threatened to drag government before court over an unpaid Covid-19 sensitization advert.
In an intention to sue seen by this news website, Bad Black says she was approached by one Ronex Kisembo on April 29 to record a paid “advert sensitizing the public about the dangers of Covid-19 and to encourage the ladies, especially those at borders to avoid indulging with the trucker drivers”, who at the time were main importers of the coronavirus.
Bad Black was promised a meeting with President Museveni with whom they would agree on payments. However, she says she has never met the President nor has she been paid any money.
“The oral agreement made with our client was that a meeting would be arranged between our client and President Yoweri Museveni with whom she would discuss the amount for the advert and payment, a deal to which our client agreed,” reads the document filed by Musangala Advocates and Solicitors on June 12.
The recorded advert has been used by the government, aired on various media platforms as an advert sponsored by the health ministry, with support from Precision Media, UNICEF and World Health organization.
MbararaCity News understands that Kisembo works with Precision Media. We were unable to immediately find their contacts for a comment.
Bad Black demands Shs500 million for the advert and Shs50 million for damages and inconveniences in an intention to sue that is addressed to the Attorney General. Government has been given 14 days to respond or be taken to court.
Those copied in the letter include President Museveni, the Ministry of Health, WHO and UNICEF’s Representatives in Uganda.
Bad black later said she had declared ‘war’and asked government to provide food for all prostitutes as they no longer work. She also said she is an independent hustler who should be paid.