Police in Luweero have banned fireworks display and other related celebrations to herald 2012 over failure of public places owners to meet guidelines.
Police in Luweero have banned the display of fireworks and other related celebrations to mark the new year.
The ban on Friday stems from the alleged failure by organisers to seek police permision to display fireworks.
The Central-Eastern Regional Police commander Richard Mivule, explined that under police guidelines any person who want to display fireworks have to write to Inspector General of police seeking for permission a week before.
Mivule explains that police in town centers that include Luweero, Bombo, and Wobulenzi among others have been put on high alert and anybody who will be found displaying the fireworks will be arrested.
RPC Mivule also warned revellers against burning tyres, and jerrycans on the roads. He said that anybody who defies the order risks being charged with malicious damage to roads and inciting violence.
//Cue in; that means…’’//
// Cue out;…public areas’’//
James Ssembusi, a reveller says the police order is unlawful. He instead asked police to maintain law and order to avert criminal activities.
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