The police in the Teso sub-region have cleared 12 venues to display fireworks that will usher in the New Year. Last year only 6 venues were cleared.
According to Michael Odongo, the East Kyoga region police spokesperson, in Soroti fireworks will be displayed Opiyai Rock organised Hon Herbert Edmund Ariko MP Soroti Municipality, Embassy of Christ Ministries in Soroti and Hursey Resort Hotel.
In Kaberamaido District, the venues are Global Church and Kaberamaido Hotel, while In Bukedea district, they will be displayed at Stephen Church of Uganda and Bukedea Comprehensive Secondary School while in Kumidistrict it will be at Plan Spring Hotel.
Fireworks will also be displayed at Hon Peter Ogwangs's place in Katakwi district and in Serere district; it will be at Bugondo hills and Prayer Miracle Church of Christ.
Odongo says that all approved venues have been granted a display time of not more than five minutes into the New Year.
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Meanwhile, in Rwizi region, 29 venues have been cleared.
According to Samson Kasasira the Rwizi regional police spokesperson, Police received over 100 requests, however, after inspection only 29 met the police requirements.
Some of the venues include Ankole resort Hotel in Ntungamo, Agip Motel and Lake View Resort hotel in Mbarara and among others.
Countrywide, over 700 venues have been cleared to display fireworks as the New Year 2019 is being ushered tonight.