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Companies, individuals cautioned against lighting fireworks on new year’s eve

The police in Kiira Regional that covers Jinja district and Jinja city has reminded companies and individuals intending to launch fireworks as a way of ushering into 2023, to seek clearance from the security organs for the amusements to be held amicably.

Kiira Regional Police Spokesperson ASP James Mubi (Photo/File)

JINJA, UGANDA: The police in Kiira Regional that covers Jinja district and Jinja city has reminded companies and individuals intending to launch fireworks as a way of ushering into 2023, to seek clearance from the security organs for the amusements to be held amicably.

While speaking to DailyExpress just days into the new year 2023, Kiira regional police spokesperson ASP James Mubi noted that they are closely monitoring every corner to have peaceful new year eve. He says that police won’t tolerate burning of tyres and Jerricans by emphasizing time to time monitoring of highways.

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“Any individual or companies intending to display fireworks in Jinja city and Jinja district should seek or obtain clearance from the Inspector General of Police (IGP). Secondly, burning of tyres and jerricans is strictly prohibited, our integrated highway patrol vehicles along Jinja-Kamuli road and Jinja-Iganga highway will be monitoring the highways from time to time,” ASP Mubi said.

Police says that besides companies and individuals, all show organizers must seek clearance from police ahead of their crossover shows. This is done to ensure that people are secure at various places during the night of passover. 

“We also warn organizers of shows to seek permission from IGP as well and also urge people to take personal security as a priority. All our people leaving Jinja going to other places for passover nights as we usher into new year should be registered by the church administrators and vice versa,” Mubi added. 

During new year’s eve, many unfortunate incidents tend to happen but Mubi has however reminded parents and guardians to take care of their children to avoid cases like children stealing, kidnaps, fire incidents, among others. He also warned revellers to avoid reckless drinking but instead drink responsibly.

“Families should take care of their children to avoid cases of children stealing, kidnaps and fire incidents at homes. We want also to caution revellers to take alcohol responsibly not as if they are dying the following day,” Mubi cautioned. 

Meanwhile, police in Kiira region says that world cup season and Christmas were policed well and no issue was reported during world cup matches with just a minor case on Christmas day.

“Otherwise, world cup matches and Christmas were policed very well. During world cup, we completely had no issues and on Christmas we had two ladies who fought for a man in Buwenge, but it was 99% peaceful,” ASP Mubi said before adding that Kiira police shall continue conducting intelligence led operations, making patrols and sensitizing the public on the relevancy of personal safety.

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