Kampala, Uganda – Police has issued traffic guidelines for the swearing-in of president elect, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Wednesday this week.
The swearing-in and inaugural ceremonies which will take place at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds are expected to be attended by more than 4,000 invited guests including some heads of state and delegations from around the world.
In a statement on Monday, Kampala Metropolitan Police Traffic Commander, SSP Norman Musinga revealed that there will be traffic disruption along Entebbe Road and in most of the routes leading to Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.
Below is the full statement;
PRESS RELEASE FOR PRESIDENTIAL SWEARING IN CEREMONY 2021
On the 14th January, 2021, Presidential and Parliamentary Elections were held in the Republic of Uganda. H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa was declared President-elect.
The swearing-in and inaugural ceremonies of the President- elect will take place on 12th May 2021 at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.
Heads of State from African Union Member States, Ambassadors, Local and Foreign dignitaries are expected to attend the Ceremony.
There will be traffic disruption along Entebbe Road and in most of the routes leading to Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.
Therefore, to ensure smooth traffic flow the following traffic guidelines will be put in place.
“Kampala – Jinja Highway will have normal traffic flow. Kololo Ceremonial grounds will have restricted access – only invited guests with STICKERS will have access to their designated parking areas. VIPS with STICKERS will use John Babiha (Acacia Avenue) to access the venue via Elgon Terrace and will be dropped off at the Heroes Corner gate,” reads the statement in parts.
The vehicles will then proceed to the parking area at Hotel Africana through Mabua Road – John Babiha Road – Lower Kololo Terrace – Golf Course Road – Wampewo Avenue.
Members of Parliament Elect will access the venue through Wampewo Avenue using buses from Parliamentary Parking; they will be dropped off at Lower Kololo Terrace/ Wampewo Avenue Junction. The buses will then proceed to the parking at UMI via Kings African Riffle Road.
Invited guests with STICKERS will access the venue through Lugogo by-pass and will proceed to City High School for parking via Upper Kati – Kati Traffic Lights – Impala Avenue – Roscoe Road.
Vehicles belonging to Service Providers with STICKERS will access the venue through Wampewo Avenue and park at the Eastern corner of the Grounds.
John Babiha road (Acacia Avenue) will be closed off at Golf Course traffic Lights and Acacia Kayunga Junction (City Oil) to the general public.
Vehicles from Kololo residences unrelated to the function will be diverted at Upper Kololo -York Terrace and join Archer road – Jinja Road to access the City.
Wampewo Avenue will be one-way from Wampewo round about towards Kololo Ceremonial grounds before and during the function. After the function it will again be one-way traffic from Kololo to Wampewo round about.
Vehicles will not be allowed to off-load along Lower Kololo Terrace.
Heavy trucks, fuel trucks will not be allowed along the principal routes.
NO MOTOR CYCLE will be allowed beyond any of the cut off points.
Parking along the road or in any undesignated parking area in the areas of Kololo Ceremonial Grounds is prohibited. Motor vehicles parked or abandoned by the road side will be towed away to Jinja Road Police Station at the owner’s cost and inconvenience.
Enforcement of these traffic guidelines will be in accordance with the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998.
SSP MUSINGA NORMAN
KMP TRAFFIC COMMANDER