Security Tightened in Kampala ahead of Swearing in Ceremony

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The officers will head the teams from area police stations like Entebbe, Kajjansi and Katwe in the operation to ensure the security of the delegates and other visitors passing through Entebbe Road from May 10 to May 14 2016.

More than 300 junior police officers and 217 military personnel will be deployed as part of the tactical security team for President Museveni's swearing in ceremony due to take place this Thursday.

The deployment is part of a security plan approved by the Joint Operation Command comprising of all heads of security agencies in the country. The team is led by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihura.

The officers will head the teams from area police stations like Entebbe, Kajjansi and Katwe in the operation to ensure the security of the delegates and other visitors passing through Entebbe Road from May 10 to May 14 2016.

Police has also deployed counter terrorism Police personnel at Entebbe Airport, key Hotels in Kampala, Namboole Stadium and Kololo Airstrip following a terror alert that was issued last week to the public.

More than 2500 police trainees will also be deployed at various points of the City to mainly handle foot patrol while the Field Force Police (FFP) personnel will be in charge of the motorized patrol.

The deputy police spokesperson Polly Namaye told URN that all members of the Inter-Agency security committee will work together to ensure the safety of all Ugandans and the visitors with foot and motorized patrollers reinforced by Military police.

"Just like we worked together during the Election period, swearing-in was part of the areas we planned for as the election period. We will successfully police this activity together with our sister agencies," Namaye says.

The security plan mainly focuses on activities of the he Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) which is allegedly plotting to disorganize the swearing in ceremony.

Namaye says police intelligence indicates that a number of women have been hired to carry out demonstrations along Entebbe road. She says several female officers will also be deployed to handle such situations.

 

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