With less than two days to Uganda’s president–elect Yoweri Museveni’s swearing in, Uganda Police has set strict traffic guidelines.
Mr Museveni’s swearing in will take place at Kololo Airstrip Ceremonial Ground.
In his address, Gen Kale Kayihura says Entebbe Highway will be diverted to Entebbe express highway which is still under construction. The main Highway will be left for the international guests.
Other Ugandans will use Entebbe express highway via Busega.
EagleOnline understands the barring of civilians from accessing Entebbe road is a preventive measure to avoid the repeat of scenes during Museveni’s 4th inauguration ceremony in May 2011 when Uganda police had to shoot at a crowd after it attacked a car carrying Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan.
The car belonging to Goodluck Jonathan was stoned by mob. The security shot around the area, and one person was shot dead.”
According to Mr Frank Tumwebaze, the Minister in Charge of the Presidency, , said Uganda expects fourteen heads of state to attend the ceremony from Zimbabwe, South Africa, the Kingdom of Lesotho, South Sudan, Tanzania, Mali, Togo, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Swaziland, China, Nigeria, and Russian Federation.
Meanwhile, the IGP Gen Kayihura says that they have got information about thugs planning to burn markets like Kasubi, Nakulabye, Nateete, Owino Park yard among others.”We request all market leaders and traders to be on high alert for this,” he said. He also adds that they have also taken measures to curb terror attacks.
Gen Kayihura adds that all fuel tank trucks from the Eastern boarder going through or within Uganda have to be escorted. “We shall impound trucks of whoever declines our offer. We don’t want this fuel to be used in criminality,” he adds.