Police Issue Traffic Flow Guidelines Ahead of Martyrs’ Day Celebrations

Norman Musinga speaks to press on Tuesday

A few days to the Uganda Martyrs’ celebrations set for Friday June 3 at Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, cheapest police have issued   traffic guidelines to be followed on the day.

Addressing journalists on Tuesday afternoon, information pills Kampala Metropolitan Traffic police commander Norman Musinga said that no vehicles will be allowed at both the Catholic and Protestant shrines in Namugongo on that day.

“The invited guests have been given stickers and these will park their vehicles in 3 venues at Vienna College, drug Little Sisters of St. Francis and Namugongo Primary School,” Musinga said.

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He added that  private vehicles, motorcycles and taxis will not be allowed beyond Kireka trading centre  where  noting that pilgrims using buses to the Catholic shrine will be dropped at  Kyaliwajjala trading centre  and buses proceed to park at  Namboole via Naalya.

“At the end of the function, they will be allowed to pick their passengers from Kyaliwajala .Those using such means are advised to get stewards to gather the passengers at the end of the function to avoid delays and cause stampede.”

The KMP traffic boss said that pilgrims from the Eastern side (Mukono, Jinja) will park at Namboole stadium while those coming from the Northern bypass (Hoima road, Bwaise) will park at St. Peters S.S Naalya to avoid congestion near the  martyrs shrine.

“No vehicle will be allowed to make a u-turn to where it has come from not until the function has ended whereas no person including VIP s will be allowed to access the martyrs’ shrine with their vehicles,” he warned.

“Parking along the roads is prohibited and it will tantamount to wrong parking. Vehicles found wrongly parked will then be towed to the nearest police station at the owner’s cost and inconvenience.”

He cautioned drivers and other road users to follow the set traffic guidelines as one of the ways to ensure success of the Martyrs day celebrations.

Uganda will celebrate  this year  celebrate the 131st anniversary of the  Uganda martyrs  under the  theme  ‘The Truth Will Make you free’ and the main function  will be presided over  by Kiyinda Mityana Diocese.

The annual celebration commemorates 45 martyrs, both catholic and Anglican burnt to death between 1885 and 1887 on orders of the then Buganda King, Mwanga II for disobeying him and joined Christianity.



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