New Year’s Eve: Police Shut Down Streets, Restricts Access To Lubiri To Ease Congestion In Kampala

Kampala Metropolitan Traffic Police Department has this morning closed down some streets within the city centre to ease traffic flow as revelers are expected to flock in to usher in the New Year tonight.

Like any other country in the world, Ugandans are also set to join the world in celebrations to usher in the New Year.

According to SSP Norman Musinga the Traffic Commander of Kampala, many revelers are expected to lounge at various night clubs and bars.

He pointed out some of the major places where security agencies are taking a keen watch as revelers are expected to turn up in large numbers.

Among them are Namboole stadium, Hotel Africana, Serena Hotel, Sheraton Hotel and Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.

Other places of worship are Bukalango Prayer Grounds, Christ the King Cathedral and All Saints Church in Nakasero.

However, to ensure smooth flow of traffic, KMP Traffic Department has issued guidelines for every motorist to adhere.

Only Motorists with stickers will be allowed to access Sheraton Hotel through Ternam Avenue.


Police has also restricted access at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds and Lubiri Grounds where the Buganda King is expect to mark end of year with his subjects and other fun loving revelers.

Parking along Nile Avenue, Speke Road, Sezibwa Road, Kintu Road, UBC round about and High Court roundabout have been suspended.

There is also a cutoff point at Lumumba Avenue and traffic officers have been deployed to ensure a smooth flow of traffic in the restricted areas.

Musinga has also encouraged the public to at least use public means for transport which he says will help reduce on congestion.

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