Luweero Police Bans Fireworks Ahead of New Years Eve

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In short
Police in Luweero have banned fireworks display and other related celebrations to herald 2012 over failure of public places owners to meet guidelines.

Police in Luweero have banned the display of fireworks and other related celebrations to mark the new year.

The ban on Friday stems from the alleged failure by organisers to seek police permision to display fireworks.

The Central-Eastern Regional Police commander Richard Mivule, explined that  under police guidelines any person who want to display fireworks have to write to Inspector General of police seeking for permission a week before.

Mivule explains that police in town centers that include Luweero, Bombo, and Wobulenzi among others have been put on high alert and anybody who will be found displaying the fireworks will be arrested.

RPC Mivule also warned revellers against  burning tyres, and jerrycans on the roads. He said that anybody who defies the order risks being charged with malicious damage to roads and inciting violence.

//Cue in; that means…’’//

//  Cue out;…public areas’’//

James Ssembusi, a reveller says the police order is unlawful. He instead asked police to maintain law and order to avert criminal activities.

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.