Up to 420 places have been cleared to display fireworks across the country in the presence of officers from the counter-terrorism unit.
Authorities in Kasese have warned entertainment centers and churches against the illegal display of fireworks during celebrations to usher in the New Year. Police in the district says it did not receive any application for fireworks display and as such, no such festivities are expected during the time.
Up to 420 places have been cleared to display fireworks across the country in the presence of officers from the counter-terrorism unit. Three quarters of the approved places are in the capital, Kampala. The display is also restricted to five minutes, according to guidelines issued earlier by the Uganda Police Force.
Bob Kagarura, the Kasese District Police Commander told Uganda Radio Network that anyone who will be found displaying fireworks without permission will be apprehended. He adds that such individuals would be charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
Rwenzori Square in the heart of Kasese town has been earmarked for any religious leaders who may wish to organize prayers to usher in the New Year, the DPC revealed.