Swearing-In Of Newly-Elected MPs Kicks Off Today: Police Issues Stringent Traffic Guidelines Ahead Of Celebrations

Swearing-In Of Newly-Elected MPs Kicks Off Today: Police Issues Stringent Traffic Guidelines Ahead Of Celebrations

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: On 14th January 2021, the Republic of Uganda held the elections of Members of Parliament that saw new and old legislators making their way back to the house.

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As per the constitutional mandate, the clerk to parliament organized their swearing-in ceremony to be held between 17th and 20th May 2021 at the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda.

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This exercise is however expected to disrupt traffic flow in the city thus prompting the Uganda Traffic Police to issue a couple of new guidelines in a bid to have successful celebrations. New guidelines are summarized below;

  • Kampala – Jinja Road will have normal traffic flow.
  • There will be traffic diversions in areas surrounding Parliament; Parliamentary Avenue will be cut off at Kimathi Avenue, King George VI Street, Siadi Barrie, and UBC Roundabout.
   Traffic Police Statement On New Guidelines
  • Members of Parliament Elect will access Parliament via King George VI Street and be dropped off at the Main Gate; motor vehicles proceed to the designated parking at National Theatre.

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  • Members of Parliament Elect are STRICTLY allowed to use one vehicle.
  • After swearing-in, they will proceed to the parking via the Eastern Gate of Parliament opposite the National Theatre and exit through Dewinton Road.
  • Motorists unrelated to this function are advised to avoid Kimathi Avenue, Parliamentary Avenue, Siadi Barrie and Dewinton Road.
  •  Parking along the road or near Parliament is prohibited; any motor vehicle abandoned on the road will be towed to CPS Kampala Parking Yard at the owners’ cost and inconvenience.

Meanwhile, Police says; ”anybody who violates the Traffic Rules and Regulations will be dealt with in accordance with TRSA 1998.”

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