KAMPALA – The Kampala Metropolitan Police Traffic Commander SSP Norman Musinga has revealed that for two days, kampala-Jinja Express way shall be closed to motorists.
The National Electoral Commission will conduct Presidential Nominations on November 2 and 3, 2020 at Cricket Grounds Kyambogo.
According to the plan, motorists will be diverted at Spear Motors (IOV), Banda Trading Centre, Kireka Trading Centre, Kigobe Road at National Council of Higher Education and Jokas Hotel.
“Other motorists heading to Jinja from Kampala can also access through;
Old Port bell Road, Spring Road via Kireka Road to Kinawataka and join Kampala – Jinja Highway at Bweyogerere Trading Centre New Port bell Road, Ismail Road or Via Kireka Road to Kinawataka Road and join Kamapala and New Port bell Road Nakawa, Chwa II Road, Kinawataka, Jokas Hotel and join Kampala – Jinja Highway at Bweyogerere Trading Centre,” he said in a statement.
Musinga noted that Kyambogo Cricket Ground (Presidential Nomination Center) will only be accessible to Presidential Aspirants, their recommended number of people accredited by Electoral Commission and Electoral Commission Officials.
“The accredited VIPs will access the Nomination Centre through Kyambogo Road, Kyambogo University Western gate and park as will be directed by Traffic Police,” he said.
He added that access to Kyambogo University will be restricted to only accredited persons.
The plan further reads that there will be no access to other motorists intending to use the Kampala – Jinja Highway between Spear Motors and Kireka Trading Centre except members of Electoral Commission, Presidential Aspirants, Service Vehicles, Emergency Vehicles and Security Vehicles.
According to Musinga, emergency vehicles (Fire brigade, Ambulances and Medical Team) will access the venue through Banda.
“Eastern gate will be the exit route for emergency vehicles. The Aspirants will exit through Kyambogo University, Faculty of Engineering and join Kigobe Road at National Council of Higher Education,” reads an excerpt.
Heavy trucks will not be allowed along Kampala – Jinja Highway while those from Eastern will be diverted from Namboole Round about to Northern bypass and those from Western will be diverted at Busega Round about through Northern by pass to Kalerwe Round about-Gayaza and follow the same route to Jinja.
“All junctions that join Kampala – Jinja Highway between Spear Motors (IOV) and Kireka Trading Center will be cut off; therefore no vehicle shall access the Highway,”
Musinga said presidential Aspirants will not be allowed to access the Central Business Centre; therefore all roads leading to the Central Business District will have restricted access.
“No procession along the road will be allowed before, during and after nominations. Presidential Aspirants will park at the parking adjacent to the Nomination Centre,” said Musinga.
“Motorists accompanying the presidential Aspirants will park adjacent to Western gate as will be guided by Traffic Police.
Parking along the road is prohibited, motor vehicles found abandoned by the road side will be towed to the nearest Police Stations at the owners cost and inconvenience,” reads the plan in part.
He further noted that residents that will be affected by the Traffic diversions will be allowed to move out but expected to come back after nominations.
Diversions of motor vehicles will start at 5am November 2, 2020 until the end of the function on 3rd November, 2020