New Year Fireworks Display to Last 5 Minutes

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Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima says that all approved venues have been granted a display time of not more than five minutes into the New Year.

Police have cleared 921 venues to display fireworks across the country on New-Year's Day.

Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima says that all approved venues have been granted a display time of not more than five minutes into the New Year. Kayima warns that failure to comply with the police guidelines could attract penalties. 

He says after the display, Police will confiscate all remaining fireworks. According to Police guidelines, there will no fireworks near hospitals and fuel stations. 

Kayima appealed to the people displaying fireworks to ensure they advertise the activity so that people in the neighborhood are not taken by surprise. 
 
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Kayima urged the public and to ensure remain vigilant as terrorists can use the opportunity to cause mayhem. He says police will be on the ground to guarantee the safety of Ugandans and their property. 

Kayima also appealed against unnecessary celebrations like reckless driving and riding, burning of car tyres, drunk driving among others.
 
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He says Police will be on standby with the fire brigade and ambulances in major spots in the country.

 

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