Police issues tough guidelines for Archbishop Lwanga’s final send off

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KAMPALA– The Kampala Metropolitan Police has issued guidelines that will be followed by the mourners who will attend Archbishop Lwanga’s final send off on Thursday.

Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson says that given the Covid-19 pandemic that is still affecting the country and the world, the Police urge the invited guests to  follow Ministry of Health guidelines to control the spread of the Coronavirus. 

“They should come wearing Face masks.  The church has provided sanitizers at the entrance and each person should ensure that they sanitise before accessing the church premises” he said. 
Police shall have three check points and all guests will be checked as they access  the premises. 

The faithful are urged to come with only items that are not a danger to others. 
 “There will be foot patrollers in the area. We will also deploy health personnel equipped with enough ambulances from police and the church in case of any health emergency” Owoyesigyire noted. 

Police adds that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Archdiocese of Kampala has requested the faithful to participate in the funeral remotely by on television, radio and social media.  

The burial will be attended by a few selected persons due to lack of space given the rules of social distancing.  

There are traffic guidelines to be followed on that day and are as follows:

There will be traffic diversions at Nabunya junction, Kabusu roundabout and Rubaga Hospital at Mutesa Road.

Rubaga Road leading to the cathedral will be restricted from motorists.

Motorists with stickers will access the cathedral from Kabuusu roundabout via Stensera Road and Mugwanya Road via Mutesa Road respectively.

All VIPs will access the cathedral through Kabusu roundabout to Stensera Road and park at Centenary Bank parking yard,  Uganda Martyrs University, Social Centre. 

Those from Mutesa Road will park at Rubaga Girls School and Rubaga Hospital parking yard.

All mourners will be screened by security and expected to comply with both health and security guidelines.

Only the invited guests with stickers will be allowed to park in the designated parking yards.

No boda bodas will be allowed beyond our cut off points.