Public Warned Against Illegal Fireworks Display

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Up to 420 places have been cleared to display fireworks across the country in the presence of officers from the counter-terrorism unit.

Authorities in Kasese have warned entertainment centers and churches against the illegal display of fireworks during celebrations to usher in the New Year.  Police in the district says it did not receive any application for fireworks display and as such, no such festivities are expected during the time.

Up to 420 places have been cleared to display fireworks across the country in the presence of officers from the counter-terrorism unit. Three quarters of the approved places are in the capital, Kampala.  The display is also restricted to five minutes, according to guidelines issued earlier by the Uganda Police Force.

Bob Kagarura, the Kasese District Police Commander told Uganda Radio Network that anyone who will be found displaying fireworks without permission will be apprehended. He adds that such individuals would be charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

Rwenzori Square in the heart of Kasese town has been earmarked for any religious leaders who may wish to organize prayers to usher in the New Year, the DPC revealed.   
 

 

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Thembo Kahungu
Thembo Kahungu is interested in journalism that changes lives. A recent example is when a suspect in state prosecutor Joan Kagezi was held longer than the law states. Kahungu is proud to note that it was his follow up on Geoffrey Kato's unlawful detention that led to the freedom of the boda boda rider.

Previously based in Kasese, Kahungu has been reposted to Hoima town. Kahungu is now the Uganda Radio Network Hoima bureau chief.

Kahungu has been a practicing journalist since 2007. He was a reporter for Radio Messiah and Kasese Guide Radio. He was also the Kasese Daily Monitor freelance writer. He has also been a teacher at Liberty College of Management and Journalism in Kasese district.

Kahungu is deeply interested in investigative journalism. Kahungu has developed a big interest in covering issues to do with Oil, Gas and Mining after attending a fellowship in Ghana in October 2015 under the sponsorship of Natural Resource Governance Institute.