Police issues Traffic guidelines for tomorrow’s 59th Independence Day celebrations

Posted: 2021-10-08T13:28:38Z
Police issues Traffic guidelines for tomorrow’s 59th Independence Day celebrations

The Uganda police force traffic department has issued traffic guidelines for the 600 people invited for the 59th Independence day celebrations tomorrow. 


The celebrations will take place on Saturday at Kololo Ceremonial grounds. SP Kauma Nsereko Rogers the KMP traffic commander says the invited guests include; the Vice President, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Ambassadors, Ministers, Religious Leaders, Cultural Leaders, Presidential Advisors, the Judiciary, NRM Secretariat, and Historicals among other people.


He announced some traffic disruption in most of the routes leading to Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.


There will be normal Traffic flow along Kampala — Jinja Highway.


John Babiha Road (Acacia Avenue] will be closed off at Golf Course Traffic Lights and Acacia Kayunga Junction (City Oil Kamwokya) to the general public.


Kololo Ceremonial grounds will however be restricted access: only invited guests with STICKERS will have access to their designated parking areas.
VIPS with YELLOW STICKERS will use John Babiha (Acacia Avenue] to access the venue via Elgon Terrace and will be dropped off at the Western Gate and vehicles will park at Heroes Corner Parking.


Members of Parliament will access the venue through Wampewo avenue and be dropped off at Lower Kololo Wampewo avenue. Vehicles will proceed to the parking at Hotel Africana. 
Invited guests with BLUE STICKERS will access the venue through Lugogo Bypass Off Archer Road. Vehicles will proceed to City High School for parking.


Vehicles belonging to Service Providers, NOC with WHITE STICKERS will access the venue through Wampewo Avenue and park at the Eastern Corner of the Grounds.


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.


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.


Nsereko says that enforcement of these traffic guidelines will be in accordance with the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998.