Roads closed in Namugongo as Lwanga’s body is taken for prayers

In a statement released by KMP Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire police noted that roads will be closed from 6:00am.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police announced that several roads will partially be closed today (Wednesday) 7, 2021 in the areas of Namugongo, Kira Municipality in Wakiso District as the body of former Arch Bishop of Kampala Archdiocese, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, is expected to be taken to Namugongo Martyrs’ Shrine for public viewing.

In a statement released by KMP Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire police noted that roads will be closed from 6:00am.

“Many people are expected to attend the public view. Traffic will be diverted to ensure that there is smooth flow of the ceremony,” Owoyesigyire said.

He noted that the diversion’s will be as follows:

“There will be a diversion at Kyaliwajala Trading Centre and Angelina Health Centre. -The stretch between Kyaliwajala and Angelina is restricted to the public, except vehicles authorised by the security team. Traffic flow on Semambo Road will remain open for the motorists travelling from Naalya heading to Ssonde and Mukono side,” Owoyesigyire added.

He also noted that motorists travelling from Seeta to Ssonde can access Namugongo through Semambo Road and connect to Naalya or Kireka townships.

“All VIPs will access Namugongo Catholic shrines through Kyaliwajala or Angelina Health Centre and access their parking inside the shrine as they will be directed by the traffic police and security. They will also be screened by security, and are expected to comply with both the health and security guidelines,” he further explained.

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Police asked the general public who intend to go for public viewing, to use Semambo Road and access their parking at Namugongo Primary School.

“All bodabodas are restricted from passing beyond our cut off points. All heavy trucks will be diverted at Seeta and Bweyogerere respectively. The residents, who stay within the cut off areas, will be allowed to exit and will be expected to use the road after the ceremony at 4:00pm,” Police said.

The Kireka-Kyaliwajala traffic flow will be normal.

Owoyesigyire urged all motorists to comply with the guidelines issued to avoid inconveniences.

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Archbishop Lwanga passed away on Saturday morning due to heart complications. He will be buried on Thursday at Rubaga Cathedral.

On Tuesday the State held special prayers for the fallen clergyman in Kololo. His body was later airlifted to his ancestral home in Kyabakade in Mukono district for prayers before it was airlifted back to Kampala.

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