As a security precaution, he said, “aerosols, ammunitions, animals other than police K9, backpacks exceeding size restrictions, bicycles, balloons, UAVs like drones other than for security, firearms, glass thermos, metallic containers, pepper, spray and any other items determined to be a potential hazard, to the public event” will be prohibited from entry into the venues.
“As seen in the past and across the globe, attacks can happen anytime and anyplace without warning. At this stage, there are no credible threats directed towards the Martyrs' Day Celebration,” he said.
However, he continued, “we do call upon all pilgrims, well-wishers and faith-based tourists, to remain vigilant and extra alert while at any of the venues.”
“We encourage everyone to carry their ID, or another identification document, keep an eye on their personal belongings like wallets, and mobile phones, be wary of strangers, avoid leaving elders or children alone, inform family and friends about where they are etc,” Enanga added.
The Police Spokesperson also urged pilgrims “to make adjustments in their movements and other daily routines.”
On his part, Kampala Metropolitan Traffic Police commander, Rogers Kawuma Nsereko said that the Traffic Management Plan would take effect from 3 a.m. on Saturday, June 3 and end at 4 p.m. the same day.
Mr. Kawuma said, “Different stickers have been issued to vehicles and motorcycles carrying VIPs and VVIPs that will allow them access the Catholic and Anglican Church shrines at Namugongo.”
“We won't permit vehicles to travel from Naalya to the side of Namugongo. All roads feeding Kyaliwajala-Naalya road will be used to travel to the Northern Bypass, but not the other way around,” he added during the May 29 press conference.
The Traffic Police Commander further said, “Drivers with red stickers should use Ssemambo Road to enter Uganda Martyrs Secondary School and reach the playground at Namugongo Girls Primary School, following the traffic Police's instructions.”
“Visitors bearing blue stickers will be dropped at Kyalijala junction and instructed to walk to the shrine; while their cars will be parked at Vienna College,” he further said, and added, “Green stickers will be displayed on the windscreen of all medical vehicles and ambulances.”