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Events promoter Balaam Barugahara has called on Ugandans to consider rendering financial assistance to Jackie Chandiru. File Photo

Events promoter Balaam Barugahara asks Ugandans to fundraise for the ill Jackie Chandiru

Events promoter Balaam Barugahara has called on Ugandans to consider rendering financial assistance to Jackie Chandiru who is very ill following an addiction.

“Those who have been saying that Chandiru is dead, she is is not dead,” Promoter Balaam who was with the musician in a video, rubbished claims of Chandiru’s death adding that she is healing but needs financial help to be saved from her very worrying situation.

Balaam also noted that the ‘gold digger’ hitmaker needs a lot of money to cater for her treatment and as well called on Ugandans to consider donating and offering her some aid.

According to Balaam, Chandiru will require between Shs 1.8 million to 2.5 million every month to be able to receive medical attention from various specialists.

In a statement, Balaam said,

“Hello Friends, Jackie Chandiru is our sister, We all love her music. She is very sick and needs your prayers & Financial Support kindly contribute to her medical and recovery bill she will be well I believe.”

Earlier this week reports circulated on various social media platforms indicating that the former Blue three musician had passed on having escaped from rehab at Naguru Hospital.

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Other reports showed that the musician was planning to commit suicide due to recommendations from specialists and doctors to have her left hand amputated for the sake of her life.

Before her recent deterioration in health, Chandiru looked like she was back on the music scene after a long battle with sickness arising from constant use of too many drugs.

Following various interviews on television stations and radios, the singer highlighted that she was more than determined to restore her dead music career.

In the process, she also released a song titled “Mi Ora Ku” and made several stages and media appearances to announce her return.

“My disorder started about five years ago at a time I had back pain, the doctor prescribed Pethidine, a pain killer after noticing my pain. I got addicted and started getting it without prescription, I injected myself anyhow, as long as the drug got into my body. It started affecting my brain,” Jackie said in one interview this year in response to questions about her addiction indicating that the drug she took was only meant to treat her back problem.

Meanwhile, following her recent readmission in hospital, music promoter Balaam Barugahara has come out not only to offer support but also call the public to render financial assistance to the bedridden musician.

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By John Dalton Kigozi