According to the new regulations, only 350 VIPs will be granted access to the catholic shrines, 300 to the Anglican shrines and at least five to the Muslim shrines. Musinga says the numbers were decided following a review of the available parking space.
Bamwesigye left Kikuba village on May 17 and arrived at Namugongo on Wednesday, May 31, after walking for 12 days. He has faith that the martyrs will bring a healing miracle upon his brother who fell sick at the start of this year and suddenly developed speech impairments.
Father Joe King, the St Kalooli Lwanga Mbikko Parish priest led at the mass at Buwoolo, the exact place where Kibe was killed. In his sermon, Father King, said the pilgrims symbolize the heavenly journey of the Ugandan martyrs.
Edward Kasozi, one of the brokers stationed opposite the Catholic Martyrs’ Shrine says a number of property owners have contacted them to locate pilgrims looking for rooms. He says the available rooms are going for shillings 150,000 for five days.