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Kampala Security Tightened Ahead of Major International Conferences

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Police will work with its sister agencies to keep the security at the summits tight

Uganda security services are leaving no stone unturned in securing two high level conferences in Kampala.

The Nile Basin Summit opens today till June 21 at Commonwealth Speke Resort Hotel Munyonyo.

This will be followed by a 2-day High Level Solidarity for Refugees Summit commencing on June 22.

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ChimpReports understands that Kampala Metropolitan Police commander, pills CP Frank Mwesigwa on Sunday held a tactical security meeting comprising intelligence and police chiefs to lay out a deployment plan for the upcoming summits.

Over 30 heads of state, what is ed UN Secretary General António Guterres and 500 participants are expected at the Summits.

During the tactical meeting, view Mwesigwa stressed that Kampala Metropolitan Police shall be reinforced by sister forces including UPDF, Special Forces Command and vital police departments like traffic, canine, Marines, counter terrorism and aviation security among others.

CP Mwesigwa addressing security officials on Sunday

CP Mwesigwa addressing security officials on Sunday

“All these security agencies have a goal to cooperate for the success of these summits,” said Mwesigwa.

He emphasized that the major goal is to ensure the security of President Museveni and all visiting dignitaries before, during and after the summits.

He emphasised the role of the security as deterring any criminal/unlawful activities aimed at disrupting the summits, ensuring security in and around the venues and areas surrounding Kampala Metropolitan.

Mwesigwa promised heavy deployment of covert forces and crime preventers at junctions, roundabouts and black spots.

A force of more than 7,000 is expected to ensure the summits are successful.

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