|By Isaac Kalembe
AN American artiste has promised to raise international awareness
about the plight of people in internally displaced people’s
(IDPs) camps through music.
“I’m thinking of composing a song about the plight
of IDPs in northern Uganda. When I return to the US I will talk
to some people. Possibly in the coming months, I’ll have
composed it. We should think of creative ways of sensitising
the international community about the crisis,” Clay Aiken
said on Friday.
Aiken, who is the UNICEF national ambassador for education,
was addressing the press at the UNICEF offices in Kampala.
“It’s unfortunate that such a tragic situation is
not adequately publicised. I’ll impress it on the US government
to help end it,” said the 25-year-old recently described
by the US People magazine as the “sexiest man alive.”
His debut album Measure of a Man, has reached platinum status
and his Bridge over troubled water was the bestselling single
on: Monday, 30th May, 2005