KAMPALA – Major roads in Kampala city have been closed to traffic on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 morning as President Museveni leads the anti-corruption walk.
The walk will start from Constitutional Square and end at Kololo independence grounds.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Traffic Commander Norman Musinga said the main route for the walk will be Buganda Road (Constitutional Square), Square I Road, Lumumba Avenue, High Court Round About, Speke Road, Standard Chartered Round About, Nile Avenue, UBC Roundabout, Nakumatti (Garden City) Round About, Jinja Traffic Lights, Jinja Road, Wampewo Round About, Wampewo Avenue, up to Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.
As a result, he said traffic along Kampala Road will be restricted from Bombo Road at Kyagwe Road and Lugogo Bypass. “VVIPs with stickers will park inside High Court and Grand Imperial Parking and will access through Kampala Road,” he said.
Mr Musinga said the participants will be dropped off at City Square along Kampala Road and the vehicles will park at the designated parking areas which include City High School, UMI, Forest Mall Lugogo, Hotel Africana.
Motorists heading to the City Centre from Wandegeya are being diverted at Nakasero Road; Lumumba Avenue (French Embassy), George Street to Kyagwe Road. There will be restricted access to Nile Avenue; hence traffic will be diverted at Pilkington Road (UMEME), Speke Road at Post Office, Saidi Barrie at Parliamentary Avenue, Shimon Road at ABSA Bank. Traffic to the City Centre via Accacia Avenue will be diverted at Fairway Traffic Lights to Wandegeya. Traffic along Yusuf Lule Road towards Jinja Road Traffic Lights and Garden City Roundabout will be diverted from Mulago Roundabout to Wandegeya.
Motorists heading to Jinja are being diverted at Nasser/Nkurumah/Entebbe Road Junction to Clock Tower, Mukwano Road to connect to Industrial Area.
Traffic to the City Centre via Mukwano Road is being diverted to Clock Tower. Traffic to the City Centre along Jinja Road has been diverted to Industrial Area at Fourth Street, Third Street, First Street and access the City Centre via 6th and 7th Streets to connect to Clock Tower. There will be restricted access to Kololo Ceremonial Grounds at Lower Kololo Terrace, Upper Kololo Terrace, Elgon Terrace, Philip Drive, Prince Charles Drive, Impala Avenue and Upper Kololo/Wampewo Avenue Traffic Lights. All motorists from Eastern route will be diverted at Namboole (Northern Bypass), Kinawataka Road, Spear Motors, Nakawa Traffic lights and Lugogo Bypass to take different directions depending on where they are heading.
“The participants are advised to leave behind their personal cars. All motorcycles are not allowed to go beyond the cut off points. Participants will be allowed to access both venues after going through the security check points. The General Public is expected to comply with Traffic guidelines to avoid inconveniences,” Mr Musinga said.