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PAPAL VISIT: Police Issues Tougher Security Guidelines

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With only hours until Pope Francis arrives in Uganda, troche more about http://csnn.ca/wp-includes/class-wp-text-diff-renderer-table.php final works of beautifying the Namugongo Catholic martyrs shrine are underway with the army and ROKO construction, approved the contractor endeavoring to beat the deadline.

 

The green belts, ailment painting, and the pavilion roofs still lack the final layer. The Managing Director ROKO Construction, Mark Koehler told Chimpreports that the basement toilets for pavilion B and C are incomplete and that the final layer for the roofing arrived this evening.

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The pavilion (island) in the middle of the lake still being developed.

Mr. Koehler however mentioned that the site is as good as functional and concentration is now on the pavilion (island) and the area around the lake which is very essential for Saturday’s mass. The main celebrant (Pope Francis) will sit in the formerly grass thatched pavilion (island) which has since been upgraded.

“We were given less time that we demanded from our client and worse still the persistent rains have disrupted our works. I can’t guarantee that we’ll have finished by Saturday. The roofs for the pavilions, it’s highly likely to lick when it rains since we haven’t put the outer layer.”

The lake area with the pavilion (island) where the Pope will sit

The bridge that connects the island shrine to the main ground has also been improved and is now more appealing.

Meanwhile, the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) could be seen working tirelessly on the walk ways at the site surrounding the pool and planting the grass belts.

The UPDF doing the final work on the walkways

The sitting area for the masses has also been improved and gazetted. Various toilets have been constructed to ease convenience of the thousands and a water reservoir also erected. This and the additional water taps established will go a long way in improving sanitation levels which have in the past been of concern.

The refurbished green belts where the masses will seat.

The MD ROKO Construction told Chimpreports that newly established 3 pavilions have a sitting capacity of 8,400 people.

The Bishop of Lira, Bp. Joseph Fauzelli told us that pilgrims have already begun arriving at the shrine but they will be allowed access on Friday.

Workers cleaning walkways

Pope Francis is expected to arrive in Uganda on Friday at 4:50 pm and will on Saturday visit the Anglican shrine at Namugongo before leading mass at the catholic shrine at 9:00 am.

 

One of the many newly constructed toilets in the compound


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The green belts, order http://davidyoho.com/wp-content/themes/genesis/lib/structure/comments.php painting, and the pavilion roofs still lack the final layer. The Managing Director ROKO Construction, Mark Koehler told Chimpreports that the basement toilets for pavilion B and C are incomplete and that the final layer for the roofing arrived this evening.

The pavilion (island) in the middle of the lake still being developed.

Mr. Koehler however mentioned that the site is as good as functional and concentration is now on the pavilion (island) and the area around the lake which is very essential for Saturday’s mass. The main celebrant (Pope Francis) will sit in the formerly grass thatched pavilion (island) which has since been upgraded.

“We were given less time that we demanded from our client and worse still the persistent rains have disrupted our works. I can’t guarantee that we’ll have finished by Saturday. The roofs for the pavilions, it’s highly likely to lick when it rains since we haven’t put the outer layer.”

The lake area with the pavilion (island) where the Pope will sit

The bridge that connects the island shrine to the main ground has also been improved and is now more appealing.

Meanwhile, the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) could be seen working tirelessly on the walk ways at the site surrounding the pool and planting the grass belts.

The UPDF doing the final work on the walkways

The sitting area for the masses has also been improved and gazetted. Various toilets have been constructed to ease convenience of the thousands and a water reservoir also erected. This and the additional water taps established will go a long way in improving sanitation levels which have in the past been of concern.

The refurbished green belts where the masses will seat.

The MD ROKO Construction told Chimpreports that newly established 3 pavilions have a sitting capacity of 8,400 people.

The Bishop of Lira, Bp. Joseph Fauzelli told us that pilgrims have already begun arriving at the shrine but they will be allowed access on Friday.

Workers cleaning walkways

Pope Francis is expected to arrive in Uganda on Friday at 4:50 pm and will on Saturday visit the Anglican shrine at Namugongo before leading mass at the catholic shrine at 9:00 am.

 

One of the many newly constructed toilets in the compound


Ahead of the arrival of His Holiness Pope Francis this evening, prescription http://daylesfordartshow.com.au/wp-admin/includes/ajax-actions.php Police has issued tougher security measure that will be strictly followed at the Namugongo shrines where the Pope will hold a mass on Saturday.

These are in addition to the traffic and security guidelines issued earlier this week in which some roads will be closed and traffic directed to alternative routes away from the venues that the Pontiff will be at during his three days stay.

“We would like to inform all pilgrims and the general public that they will be subjected to thorough security before accessing the papal events at Namugongo and Kololo Independence Ceremonial grounds respectively, ed http://dbkschool.net/wp-admin/includes/noop.php ” revealed the Police spokesperson Fred Enanga on Friday morning in a statement.

“The public pilgrims may face some temporary inconveniences, diagnosis http://codapostproduction.com/wp/wp-includes/simplepie/core.php for which they are advised to come early, to allow additional time, for security screening.”

While this might be the same process, as the annual Matyrs Day on June 3rd, Enanga noted that this visit is unique and an event of special interest to national security due to the international and symbolic value it holds.

Among the outlined safety measures, Police have a number of items at the venues which include firearms and ammunitions [either real or simulated]; explosives of any kind, including fireworks; knives, blades or sharp objects (of any length), including pocket or hand tools, pepper spray, sticks, poles or sign supports, glass containers, packages, backpacks, large bags and suitcases; thermoses or coolers, alcoholic beverages; animals, air horns [vuvuzelas], aerosol sprays, signs or posters, portable chairs [other than for disabled persons].

All areas in the papal schedule around Namugongo, Munyonyo and Kololo Enanga stressed, will be restricted to vehicular access from the 27th -29th November, 2015, apart from the VIP vehicles with stickers.

All parents and guardians have been advised to take extra care and consideration when planning to bring infants, young children, the elderly or anyone with a weak immune system.

Arrival time

At Namugongo people were advised to arrive today on the eve of the papal event, or two hours before the ceremony on Saturday, 28th, November, 2015, and at Kololo Ceremonial Independence grounds by 8:00 am, the following day, Saturday, 28th, November, 2015, due to road closures and restricted entry.

According to organizers of the event at Namugongo, owing to ongoing works on the site, the venue will be open today at around midday.

Decent Dress

Enanga cautioned pilgrims against indecent dressing at the shrines and other venues that His Holiness the Pope will visit.

“There is no official dress code for the papal event; however, all pilgrims, visitors and the general public are advised to dress decently,” he said.

“They must also take considerations of the partly rainy season, standing over long periods of time; consider wearing comfortable shoes and or warm clothing.”

The public was also cautioned against bathing and drinking water from the manmade lake known as “Kayanja”, which is believed to contain holy water, due to hygienic concerns that can lead to diarrhea and cholera.

Vending

“All vendors are prohibited from all places where the Pope will be holding meetings and discussions. A designated area for trading is available, and will cater for all vending activities,” he added.

 

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