Police on Thursday issued new security guidelines to streamline the event organization business in the country.
According to police, the guidelines provide a procedure which music events promoters have to follow in order to organize concerts.
While addressing the press at police headquarters in Naguru, SSP Emilian Kayima, the police publicist said all events organizers must seek clearance from the inspector general of police for every event.
According to Kayima, event organizers must inform police formally indicating the number revellers expected for an event.
“Show measures put in place for crowd control, parking, stewards, entrance and exit and also let us know of how you will handle emergencies.” said Kayima
All regional police and district police commanders have been ordered to inspect event venues for upcoming festive season events to ensure they comply with the set guidelines.
The development follows two incidents in which Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine concerts were cancelled over the weekend.
Kayima revealed that the two Bobi concerts were cancelled because he never complied with certain guidelines.
“He never complied, when you don’t comply then we cannot clear you,” Kayima said
On Tuesday following the cancellation of his concerts, Bobi Wine stormed the police headquarters to seek redress about the actions of the security agency.
Kayima said that Bobi had a lengthy discussion with police authorities and amongst the agendas lasting solutions to avoid any situation that can cause future cancellation of his concerts.
While appearing in Parliament on Wednesday, the minister of state for internal affairs Hon. Obiga Kania defended police action of cancelling the legislators musical shows.
Minister Obiga told members of the house that Bobi Wine has severally deviated from music in almost every concert.
“When you get a chance for a concert and turn it into a political rally is not acceptable,” said the minister.