This year’s Uganda Martyrs Day Celebrations in Namugongo will be attended by only 200 pilgrims, according to Uganda Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga.
In a statement issued on 31 May, 2021, Enanga said due to the deadly second wave of Covid-19 l, the celebrations will be conducted in a scientific manner with only 200 invitees respectively.
The celebrations take place on 3rd June annually.
“Therefore, we would like to remind the thousands of pilgrims and other faith based tourists from upcountry, as well as from the immediate neighbouring 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,” the police mouthpiece noted.
He also urged the few invitees to cooperate with the requests of the security teams in and around the venues, especially when getting through the check and search points.
” Even if the celebrations are low key, and with no specific threats directed towards the scientific religious festivity, 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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