Security has been beefed up in and around Kampala ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of the president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni slated for Wednesday 12th May this week.
Speaking from Kololo ceremonial grounds where parade rehearsals are taking place, the army spokesperson Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso said that the enhanced security is to ensure safety of the various heads of state and dignitaries expected in the country for the ceremony.
“We have to give security asurence to all people because it is our role as army and police” clarifies Byekwaso.
She further allays fears that the ceremony will be disrupted by some groups that have allegedly threatened to cause chaos, sounding a stern warning against any such intentions.
Byekwaso added that the number of officers on the parade has been reduced to ensure observance of the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures.
“It is not going to be like last time when a big number of our security personals were everywhere, no because we have to observe sops for the good of everyone” She said that SOPs are mandatory during the inauguration ceremony.