is heightened security surveillance on the shores of Lake Albert in the Bunyoro
region, which shares a porous border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
heavy deployment of Police, Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF and personnel from
sister security agencies is visible mostly at landing sites bordering DRC in
the Albertine region. Areas
with heavy deployment include Sebigoro, Kaiso, Ndaiga, Butiaba, Bugoma,
Kitebere, and Wanseko Landing sites in Hoima, Kagadi, Kikuube and Buliisa
Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson says the deployment follows terror alerts which were followed by bombings in Kampala linked
to the allied Democratic Force-ADF rebels that are currently being pursued by
the Uganda Peoples Defence forces-UPDF in the Eastern part of the Democratic
Republic of Congo.
to Hakiza, since the ADF militants are being pursued in the DRC and given the
porous border points in the Albertine, some of them could disguise and
cross over to Uganda to cause havoc as Ugandans usher in the new year.
in; ”Deployment is there...
cue out...at the border."//
Tumwebaze, the Hoima Resident District Commissioner-RDC says all the security
agencies are on alert and have been deployed along the Uganda-DRC border to
detect any suspicious persons and objects, especially from DR Congo.
in; ”we have got…
out…run this way.”//
has cautioned Ugandans, especially those settling on the shores of Lake Albert
to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious persons to security personnel for
in; ”The wanainchi be…
out…watch every moment.”//
Kikuube Resident District Commissioner-RDC Amlan
Tumusiime equally says they
have beefed up security in the area to ensure that no wrong element enters
the district from the DRC.
early this week banned fireworks displays, burning tyres and overnight prayers
as Ugandans usher in the New Year on Friday 31, December 2021. These
have been unmissable rituals on New Year’s Eve, bringing together thousands of
revellers from across the country to celebrate the end of the year and usher in
the new year, in style.
in the wake of government restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19, bars,
which often were licensed to display fireworks, have officially remained closed,
and the country is still under a nighttime curfew that starts at 7:00 pm and
runs until 5:30 am.
to Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson, with such restrictions in place, every
person is expected to be indoors on New Year’s Eve adding that the security
agencies will deploy personnel in various places to ensure that no one is
walking, driving or operating restricted businesses like bars during curfew