Crime & Investigation

Police Issue New Guidelines On New Year Fireworks

more about geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Judith Nabakooba, ampoule the police publicist, says that burning of tyres, blowing vuvuzelas, whistles and unnecessary hooting is not allowed as Ugandans prepare to usher in 2014.

“365 companies and individuals who got authorisation to shoot fireworks have been given five minutes to do so and if any one who exceeds that, will be dealt with.”

She added: “We also urge people to hand over the fireworks which have not exploded to our counter terrorism squads which will be in place to monitor all these activities.”

Nabakooba further observed that fireworks are not allowed near hospitals, fuel stations and any highly inflammable areas.

She said Police would inspect all venues before the shooting of fireworks.


Nabakooba also warned against drunk driving, warning culprits will be prosecuted before courts of law.

In his Christmas and New Year’s message, the Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura urged Ugandans to have peaceful celebrations as 2014 sets in.

“You have a reason to celebrate, but try to keep the law at your side, obey traffic because there will be some road diversions. Lorries and trucks will not be allowed to carry passengers and all those who will burn tyres especially in the roads will be arrested,” warned Kayihura.

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