By Charles Etukuri
The Uganda Police Force on Friday issued a detailed traffic plan which will see several roads within Kololo temporarily closed as Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba celebrates his 48th birthday celebrations, tomorrow April 23, 2022 at Cricket Oval, Lugogo.
The Police said some of the roads will be closed because many scheduled activities would take place early in the morning around Kampala which will begin with a marathon early in the morning from Kololo Ceremonial Grounds via Elgon Terrace-Acacia Avenue (John Babiha Road)-Upper Kololo Terrace-Lugogo Bypass-Kati Kati Junction-Kiira Road-Mulago Roundabout- Yusuf Lule Road-Fairway Hotel Traffic Lights-Acacia Avenue-Lower Kololo Terrace-Wampewo Avenue-Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.
“There is also going to be various bands that are going to match to Lugogo. One group will be coming from Kyambogo and match to the venue, another group from Makerere University via Mulago Round about Yusuf Lule Road-up to Lugogo Cricket Oval. Another group will be coming from Makerere University School through Jinja Road to the Venue.”
Kampala Metropolitan Police Traffic Commander Rogers Nsereko Kauma said this was going to affect traffic flow in certain parts of Kampala, but majorly the eastern Kampala side where the function is going to take place.
“Traffic flow towards Jinja Road is going to be diverted right at Wampewo Roundabout to old Port Bell Road. Traffic flow from the Jinja side to the city centre will be will remain normal. However, there is not going to be a right turn at Lugogo Traffic lights towards Lugogo Bypass if you are not going to the function. The right turn will be for those going to the function, the rest are to proceed to Wampewo Roundabout and find their destinations as will be guided by traffic police,” Kauma directed.
The Police said entry to Lugogo Cricket Oval Grounds will be through the main vehicular entrance along Hesketh Bell Road will be one way.
“Guests will be dropped off at the entrance and the vehicles will be proceeding to the different parking spaces. The junction from Archer Road to Hesketh Bell Road towards Lugogo Cricket Oval is going to be cut off to vehicular movement. All other roads apart from those mentioned above will remain with normal traffic flow,” Kauma added.
The Police said they had designated the following areas as parking spaces; Kololo Ceremonial Grounds, City High School, Forest Mall and Game Parking Spaces.
“There is also parking at the Kampala Capital City Authority grounds, Shoprite road where Prophet Elvis Mbonye usually holds his crusade.”
The Police warned that cars found abandoned by the roadside would be towed to the nearest police station at the owner’s cost and inconvenience.