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.
As the final
preparations for this year’s Uganda Martyrs day celebrations take shape, Police
have issued fresh guidelines restricting the number of Very Important Persons-VIPs
who will access Namugongo Martyrs shrines.
While presenting the traffic plan on during a media briefing on
Thursday, the Kampala Metropolitan Traffic Police
Commander, Norman Musinga noted that more roads leading to Namugongo will be
cut off from both private and public motorists with a few exceptions for VVIPs
and VIPs with different stickers.
He however, told URN on Friday that they have put a limit on the number of VIPs who will be accorded special
privilege to access the venue with their vehicles.
Musinga says the decision to
limit the number of VIPs follows last years’ experience where they caused
commotion at the shrines and almost failed the traffic plan because of their
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.
He says they have communicated the changes to organizers
at all sites to ensure they limit the number of stickers they issue to VIPs so as
to maintain order.
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Musinga says after the agreed number of VIPs gets in, all
roads will be cut off completely and only emergency cars will be allowed in
more so in the inner cut off points.
“If they issue out more stickers, it will then
be first come first serve. When the available parking is fully occupied then
whoever will come last will foot up to the venue as other pilgrims,” Musinga