7 Luweero Entertainment Places Closed Ahead of New Year

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Julius Ceaser Tusingwire, the Savannah Regional Police Commander explains that the places had no security personnel, lacked bomb detectors while others were operating brothels.

Police have closed seven entertainment places in Luweero  for failing to meet minimum security standards ahead of New Year's celebrations.

The places include Nimrod Hotel, Big Up Club, Kinafarm Hotel, Ocean Bar, Trust Coffee Executive and Guest House, Digital Club and New Lydrines Hotel located in Luweero town council.

The places have been closed on orders of Savannah Regional Police Commander, Julius Ceaser Tusingirwe, following an impromptu visit where they found laxity in security measures.

Julius Ceaser Tusingwire the Savannah Regional Police Commander explains that the places had no watchmen to oversee security, lacked bomb detectors while others were operating brothels.
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Some places were found with only one ill equipped security guard who checked both males and females, something police condemned and closed them.

However, some managers admitted that they were lax in security and asked police to re-open them as they address the gaps.

Jude Kato, the Manager of Kinafarm Hotel explains they had a security guard who works only at night.

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Ronnie Kimbugwe, the manager of Trust Coffee Executive and Guest Houses pleaded with police to leave the place open as he looks for guards in vain. He says that closing will lead them make loses.

By press time, police officers had started conducting related operations in Bombo and Wobulenzi town to beef security ahead of New Year's celebrations.


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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.