Two check points have been established at the two main entries of roads coming from Mukono town and Kampala. Deployments have also been made outside and inside the main gate of the electoral commission.
Police officers outside the electoral commission offices.
Police in Mukono have made early deployment at the
district electoral commission offices in order to avoid chaos at the center.
Two check points have been mounted at the two
main road entries from Kampala. Deployments have
also been made outside and inside the main gate of the electoral commission offices.
Police officers from the two divisions of Mukono and
Naggalama have been deployed. Abubakar Musiho, the Mukono division police
commander says the deployment is intended to prevent disorder planned by some
He says they received information about some candidates with
plans of coming for nominations escorted by big numbers of supporters.
“It does not make sense to be escorted by all your
supporters at the center were they are not needed. We shall need to respect the
guidelines for Covid-19 which become difficult to observe once we allow
everyone to access the center,” he explained.
Muganzi Mark Mayanja, the district returning officer
says each candidate is allowed to access the nomination center with seconders
“Security is going to help us observe social
distancing among other standard working procedures.” Muganzi says.
URN has observed hand washing stands set at the
main gate, but there are no temperature guns in use.
Today 17 people are scheduled to be nominated at Mukono
including the State Minister for water Ronald Kibuule, Johnson Muyanja
Ssenyonga for Mukono south, Robert Kafeero Ssekitoleko, Nakifuma County and
George Fred Kagimu the Current Mukono Municipal Mayor now vying for the
Parliamentary seat on the Democratic Party ticket.