19 places Cleared for Fireworks in Kigezi region.
Police in Kigezi region has cleared 19 places in the region to display fireworks as part of the festivities to welcome the New Year.
The places that have already received police approval in Kabale district include, Mist Bar and Lounge, Comfort Cottages and Guest House, Kabale Golf Club, Bunyonyi Safari Resort, Town View Inn, Cephas Inn, and White Horse Inn. In Rukungiri district, the places are Rukungiri stadium, Heritage Country Club, Kagama, Kisizi town,
Rukungiri community church, Makutano Hotel 3-Kisizi, Saga Rest house, Kashiling Hussein Kebisoni.
In Kisoro district they are Hon. Tress Buchanayandi and Tourland Cottages while in Kanungu district it is only X Bar.
The Kigezi regional Police spokesperson Elly Maate said that hotels and companies will not be allowed to display fireworks without seeking for approval saying that this is a security measure to curb crime and terror threats.
Maate further states that the explosives are being kept at the different police stations in the region and will be handed over to the owners when the time for display nears. He also said that places approved to display fireworks are asked to adhere to the 5 minutes approved for the celebration.