New Year Revels; Security Intensified in Bunyoro

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Charles Ssembabulidde, the Albertine Region Police Commander says that motorized and foot patrols are combing several places to guarantee peaceful celebrations in the region. He adds that night operations will be strengthened today night when celebrations take effect.

Police in Bunyoro has intensified night patrols and operations ahead of the New Year festivities

Charles Ssebambulidde, the Albertine Region Police Commander says the move is to ensure that crime is averted during the celebrations

As a tradition, people often go wild partying as they usher in the New Year. But at the same time criminals always take advantage of the celebrations to cause mayhem

But Ssembabulidde says that motorized and foot patrols are combing several places around the region to guarantee peaceful celebrations. He adds that night operations will be strengthened today night when celebrations take effect.

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The year 2013 according to police in Bunyoro, has been characterized by increased crime. Although crime statistics were not readily provided, motorcycle robbery cases have been most prevalent.

Meanwhile a single night spot had by last evening been cleared for display of fireworks in the region. The New Tunes Disco Theque-TNT in Hoima town had been cleared for this activity. According to the list sent to Albert region police headquarters, 82 companies are cleared to display fireworks on New Year’s Day countrywide.

Ssembabulidde explains that police will guide and monitor the fireworks display. He says the order is that the fireworks are displayed at exactly Midnight and end less than five minutes into the New Year.

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Police warns of legal action against any company that attempts to display fireworks without approval.
 

 

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Fredrick Kivabulaya
Fred Kiva is the URN Hoima bureau chief. Kibale, Masindi, Kiryandongo, Bulisa, and the Lake Albert area fall under his docket. Kiva has been a URN staff member since 2010.

A Journalism graduate from Uganda Pentecostal University, Fort Portal, Kiva started out as a reporter for Liberty FM in 2007 in Hoima. In 2008, he was appointed the Bunyoro Television news editor and served in that position for two years.

An all rounder, Kiva has experience in print, radio and television journalism and believes a good journalist should master all aspects of their trade. Kiva is interested in food security matters, culture and education.