The Uganda police would like to inform all stakeholders as well as the public that security particularly on the highways has been intensified to manage the increased traffic caused by pilgrims, and school going children.
As we all are aware the official school opening for term two was yesterday Monday 27th. May, 2019. For many children and their parents the first day was very successful, without any reports of serious offences except for congestion along routes in Kampala city.
The public is particularly encouraged to plan their movements in time, and parents should be mindful of the safety of their children in instances where public transport means are being used, as well as while using banking services to prevent losses of property and fraud .
We also are closely monitoring the safety of pilgrims as they conclude the last leg of their walk to Namugongo Martyrs Shrines. In spite of the unfortunate accident involving Kenyan pilgrims last week, we continue to register successful arrival of pilgrims at Namugongo Martyrs Shrines.
Following this incident, the Police issued very clear instructions to area Police Commanders and their traffic officers to support safe movement of all road users and in particular the safety of pilgrims and children as they report to schools for the beginning of term two.
Traffic plans, vetting and accreditation are already ongoing as part of the security plans to ensure safety for all, as well as a smooth traffic flow during and after this celebration.
The police will continue to update the public about the progress of the activities taking place as we commemorate this year’s martyrs day slated for 3rd. June 2019.
ACP Polly Namaye
Deputy Public Relations Officer
Uganda Police Force
28th .May 2019.