Jacob Amooti, the Acting Resident District Commissioner also chairperson district covid-19 taskforce revealed on Thursday that the decision is in line with the presidential directives on curbing the spread of covid-19.
Okema also disclosed to URN that police recovered four knives from some of the pilgrims at the checkpoint purportedly meant for stabbing though he did not substantiate whether or not the culprits were arrested.
Catholic churches across the world are making requests for the relics of two Ugandan martyrs, Daudi Okelo and Jildo Irwa, who were killed in Northern Uganda in October 1918. Father Joseph Okumu, the rector of Wipolo Martyrs Shrine in Agago district, where the two martyrs were speared to death says this year alone, he has received requests from churches in Romania, Brazil, Argentina, United States, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Kenya and Tanzania among others.
Last year more than 25,000 pilgrims thronged the site and police now says they expect thousands to join the annual religious pilgrimage. The Thursday, October 20th event is in honour of two catholic catechists murdered there in 1918.