Musicians waiting on payment for services delivered during ECN’s road shows

RUNDU: Some prominent musicians in the two Kavango regions are still waiting on payment for services delivered during the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN)’s roadshows in January this year.

About six artists from the Kavango East and Kavango West regions were contracted by the electoral body to perform during the roadshows to encourage residents to register to vote in the upcoming general elections during November this year.

The disgruntled musicians include Capitol K, Bsquare, Small Bee, Kanyetu and Tjukuli.

These musicians’ payment is estimated at more than N.dollars 30 000 collectively, and they threatened to boycott future partnerships with the ECN.

Approached for comment, ECN voters’ education officer in the Kavango East Region, Daniel Kandjengo confirmed that no musician has indeed been remunerated yet.

Kandjengo added that the electoral body has started paying those who provided the sound systems, and that all musicians will get their money during the course of this week.

SOURCE: NAMPA