Police in Jinja City have assured Busoga Kingdom of tight security measures ahead of the royal wedding between Kyabazinga William Gabula Nadiope IV and Ms Jovia Mutesi, scheduled for tomorrow at Christ’s Cathedral, Bugembe in Jinja City. The Kiira regional police spokesperson, Mr James Mubi, emphasized that they are well-prepared to host international guests and VIPs without disruption, particularly in the context of potential terror threats.
Mr Mubi stated, “The focus is in line with the terror threats; as Police, we plan for the worst and those are the terror threats.” He highlighted the successful security measures implemented during the recent Nyege Nyege Festival, expressing the police’s commitment to ensuring the safety of all attendees.
The security arrangements involve collaboration with various agencies, including UPDF, Military Police, and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI). Security has been intensified at government installations such as Source of the Nile Bridge, Railway Bridge, Old Bridge, and the Jinja-Iganga highway.
To enhance security at the wedding and reception venue, as well as in chiefdoms where mini-celebrations will occur, Mr Mubi urged the public to report any suspicious behavior or activities to the police.
Additionally, the officer in charge of traffic in Jinja City, Mr Joachim Baluku, revealed that the Jinja-Busia highway will temporarily be closed on Saturday to “protect the President and the royal couple.” He provided the traffic plan for the day, specifying that the President, Kyabazinga, and the Queen will use Cathedral Road. Several junctions, including Katende and Kyabazinga Road, will be closed to motorists, while VIPs will utilize Katende Road and park at Busoga Kingdom headquarters. Buses from Kiira Motors will transport VIPs to and from Christ’s Cathedral, Bugembe.