New Year: Entebbe Beaches Safe - Aero Beach Manager

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In an interview with Uganda Radio Network, John Monday, the General Operations Manager of Aero Beach, says beach managers, the police and the local leaders have put in place measures to ensure celebrants have a nice time.

New Year celebrants heading to beaches in Entebbe have been assured of a great time, but if they adhere to safety and security measures put in place.

Speaking in an interview with Uganda Radio Network, John Monday, the General Operations Manager of Aero Beach, says beach managers, the police and the local leaders have put in place measures to ensure celebrants have a nice time.
 
Monday says at his beach alone 37 police officers have been deployed, supported by seven marines patrolling the waters.
 
According to Monday, safety and security measures include no allowance of the under aged, drunk, armed and rowdy beach goers.
 
Other measures include no swimming five metres to beach barriers, following instructions from and orders of life savers, no swimming while drunk and no swimming after 6:00 pm.
 
He says the beaches will close at 10:00 pm, with celebrants heading home or to other spots inland.
 
Monday, also the head of Keep Entebbe Beaches Clean Initiative, says the beaches are also collaborating, citing Aero, Lido and Spennah which are having joint efforts to ensure safety of their clients.
 
According to Monday, the measures were effective during Christmas, and hopes for even more peaceful New Year celebrations.
 
In December 2015, Christmas and New Year celebrations saw at least 13 beach goers from the three neighbouring beaches drown due to wild and uncontrolled celebrations. The revellers not only celebrated wildly, but went deep into the night largely unattended to.
 
Monday says a major challenge beach operators face is drug abuse among young people, adding that leaders need to address the problem before it spirals out of control.
 
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