New Year Revels; Tough Rules Issued for Gatherings in Arua

Comments 1538 Views Arua, Uganda

In short
The move is to limit cases of violence, attacks and robberies usually registered during New Year festivities, Josephine Angucia, the police spokesperson for West Nile says

Police in Arua issues a stern warning against illegal gatherings during New Year festivities.
 
The move is to limit cases of violence, attacks and robberies usually registered during New Year festivities, Josephine Angucia, the police spokesperson for West Nile says
 
Angucia says police has already started day and night patrols to ensure that the jubilations are not chaotic.
 
Those intending to display fireworks are equally encouraged to adhere to the rules, Angucia adds

In Arua town three places have been approved by the police to display fireworks tonight to usher in the year 2014.
 
They include Hill Top Hotel, Heritage courts and Desert Breeze hotel. Another place approved in Emmanuel Cathedral for the annual Ebenezer show.
 
According to Angucia, police will be deployed in all the approved areas and those planning to display fireworks illegally will be arrested and prosecuted.

//Cue in: “those who are…”
Cue out: …in the areas.”//

several activities are lined up to usher in the New Year; they include fireworks display and   staged performances by local artists from both Kampala and Arua.
 
But Police says that if organisers of such events do not alert police, they will be held personally responsible for any eventualities.
 
During the Christmas day, a total of 46 suspects were arrested for being idle and disorderly and out of them 34 have since been remanded.
 
 

 

About the author

Ronald Batre
Ronald Batre is so passionate about journalism that he did not wait to finish school before he started his career. This is how he started with Radio Paidha, The West Niler, Daily Monitor newspapers and later with Radio Pacis as Assistant News Editor.

To be allowed to practice his passion, Batre had struck a deal with his parents. He would complete his education. He kept his word and went through school while suporting himself with his journalism.

Entering the workplace so young attuned Batre to the plight of the youth and those who seek employment. Apart from that, he is interested in reporting about politics, local government, business and the environment. A witness to some of the destructive impact of the Lord's Resistance Army rebellion in northern Uganda, Batre is interested in reporting about peace building efforts too.

Uganda Radio Network's former Gulu bureau chief, Batre is now based in Kampala. He is URN's main politics correspondent. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.

Comments