The Kyadondo East Member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi has responded to police directives stopping all procession meant to welcome him from the Airport.
In his statement posted via is social media platforms, Kyagulanyi says that its unacceptable that police now wants to want to decide who picks him as well as where he goes after arrival.
He said that no single family member will receive him at the airport, but he will instead be received by friends, colleague leaders and artistes.
He said that from Entebe he will go to see his sickly grandmother briefly at Najjanankumbi from where he will head to Kamwokya for lunch with his family member before heading to Magere.
He said that he is a free Ugandan with the right to move freely in his country.
According to Police, no procession will be allowed and he will only be welcomed by his family members.
The police noted that they have gathered intelligence of country wide mobilization of different groups of people who are being distributed with Red T-Shirts and posters calling upon them to participate in processions and assemblies to receive the Hon. MP.
“Members of the public ought to be reminded that public assemblies and processions are regulated by the provisions of the Public Order Management Act (POMA) 2013. No member of his family has worked out a mechanism for these intended processions and assemblies as provided for in the law. As a result, they are unlawful and would disrupt normal business activities including movement of people to and from the airport. A section of parents and members of the public are very concerned at such unlawful, unregulated activities. Emilian Kayima stated.
He however appealed that in order to maintain peace, law and order, the following guidelines shall apply:
On his arrival, the Hon. MP will be received at Entebbe International Airport by his immediate family.He will be availed security from the airport to his home.
Police will further ensure law and order for all road users.There shall be no unlawful rallies, processions and assemblies. Any activity that entails a public gathering must be in conformity with the provisions of Public Order Management Act (POMA).The Hon. MP is expected to comply with the traffic laws and regulations.
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