Wakiso. Police has sounded a warning to pilgrims intending to visit Namugongo on Thursday not to dare unless they hold an invitation card.
“The celebrations will be conducted in a scientific manner and will only have 200 invitees respectively. We would like to remind the thousands of pilgrims and other faith based tourists from upcountry, as well as from the immediate neighboring countries of the DRC, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan and Burundi, not to trek the long distance, but to instead follow the religious celebrations on TV, Radio and other digital platforms,” Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said in a statement on Monday.
He said that it was unfortunate the pilgrims for the second year running will not be able to trek to Namugongo because of the deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“To the few invitees, we congratulate them and further encourage them to cooperate with the requests of our security teams in and around the venues, especially when getting through the check and search points,” Enanga said.
Even if the celebrations are low key, and with no specific threats directed, Enanga said the Joint Security Teams have secured the event with a mix of overt, covert and surveillance teams, deployed in and around the venue.
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