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Police, army heavily deployed in Kampala ahead of Museveni inauguration

Police and the army have warned of traffic interruption and heightened security in Kampala ahead of President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration ceremony for his sixth five-year elective term at Kololo Independence Grounds on May 12.

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“There will be traffic disruption along Entebbe Road and in most of the routes leading to Kololo Ceremonial Grounds,” traffic commander for Kampala Metropolitan police, SSP Norman Musinga, has said.

According to Musinga, the John Babiiha Avenue which stretches from City Oil in Kamwokya along Kira Road up to Fairway traffic lights along Yusuf Lule road will be out of use.

Very Important Persons (VIP) will be the only ones to utilize the John Babiiha Avenue to heroes’ corner at Kololo airstrip. VIP cars will use Mabua road, join John Babiiha road, Golf Course road and park at Hotel Africana after dropping the high class guests.

Wampewo Avenue will strictly be a one-way route in the morning as people head to the inauguration venue and after the ceremony. According to Police, service providers such as media, emergency cars, ambulances, security vehicles will access Kololo via Wampewo Avenue and occupants will be dropped at the lower gate.

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