Tomorrow in Kampala, several roads will be closed to motorists due to President Museveni’s 79th birthday celebration at Kololo independence grounds.
The event is being organized by a group of young individuals led by Hadijah Uzeiye Namyalo, the National Coordinator in the Office of the NRM National Chairman.
Senior Superintendent of Police Godwin Arinaitwe, the Kampala Metropolitan Traffic police commander, unveiled the traffic plan.
It is expected that approximately 100,000 guests will attend the birthday celebration. Arinaitwe urged the public to be vigilant and follow temporary traffic guidelines due to anticipated disruptions.
As per the traffic plan, normal traffic flow will be maintained at Golf Course traffic lights towards Acacia Avenue. However, there will be a diversion around Upper Kololo Terrace, Elgon Terrace, and Lower Kololo Terrace, where only VVIPs will have access.
Arinaitwe advised those coming from Bombo road to use Old Kira road, the Lugogo bypass, and park at KCCA grounds behind Shoprite. For those arriving from Jinja, parking will be available at UMA show grounds.
If you are coming from the Entebbe side, you can use Kampala Road, Jinja road traffic lights, Lugogo bypass, and access KCCA grounds.
Those traveling from Nansana can take Yusuf Lule road, pass through Golf Course traffic lights, Nakumatt, Jinja road traffic lights, Wampeewo roundabout, and park at KCCA grounds or UMA show grounds.
According to the traffic flow plan, individuals coming from Prince Charles Drive will be redirected through Archer Road Junction to Jinja road police station, where they can join the main road.
The public is strongly urged to adhere to this traffic flow plan and other related guidelines for a smooth event.