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Lira DPC To Enforce Police Guidelines on Fireworks Display

According to Obia, he is determined to enforce the guidelines issued by police in 2015 on displaying fireworks. The guidelines provide for a licensed specialist to display fireworks after presenting his certificate to the District Police Commander-DPC.

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Only licensed companies will be allowed to display fireworks in Lira ushering in the New Year, the District Police Commander, George Obia has warned. 

According to Obia, he is determined to enforce the guidelines issued by police in 2015 on displaying fireworks. The guidelines provide for a licensed specialist to display fireworks after presenting his certificate to the District Police Commander-DPC. 

Those intending to display fireworks are also required to make public announcement over at least five FM Radio stations and present receipts to the DPC for confirmation.  The guidelines also require those intending to display the fireworks to inform Local Council I chairpersons who should in turn notify residents who might have missed the announcements. 

The guidelines also task the Regional Police Commanders, DPCs, and Police Anti-Terrorism Unit (PATU) to supervise the fireworks display. Obia says although some companies have applied, they haven’t yet been cleared.     

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Obia asks the companies that have applied for permission to display fireworks to adhere to the guidelines before, during and after the function.   

       

In the neighboring Apac District, the DPC, Philip Mukasa says they have put in place 10 measures to handle any incidents that may arise to disturb the prevailing peace.              

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He advised those who plan to use fireworks to obtain permission from the Inspector General of Police three days to the fireworks display.