Police blocks all roads leading to the Namugongo shrine ahead of a public viewing for the body of the late Archbishop Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police Station has stationed traffic diversions at Namugongo, Kira Municipality in Wakiso District ahead of a public viewing for the body of the late Archbishop Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.
In a statement dated 6th April 2021, Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy police spokesperson said this has been done to allow people space to attend the public viewing function.
Owoyesigyire noted that traffic will be diverted to ensure that there is a smooth flow of the ceremony with several diversions stationed at areas of Kyaliwajala and Semambo Road.
“The diversions will be as follows: There will be a diversion at Kyaliwajala Trading Centre and Angelina Health Centre. The stretch between Kyaliwajala and Angelina is restricted to the public, except vehicles authorised by the security team,” Owoyesigire noted.
“Traffic flow on Semambo Road will remain open for the motorists travelling from Naalya heading to Ssonde and Mukono side.”
He said that motorists travelling from Seeta to Ssonde will access Namugongo through Semambo Road and connect to Naalya or Kireka Townships.
VIPs, will access Namugongo Catholic shrines through Kyaliwajala or Angelina Health Centre and access their parking inside the shrine as they will be directed by the traffic police and security.
“They will also be screened by security, and are expected to comply with both the health and security guidelines. The general public, who intend to go for public viewing, will use Semambo Road and access their parking at Namugongo Primary School. All boda bodas are restricted from passing beyond our cut off points,” Owoyesigire said.
He, also, said that all heavy trucks will be allowed to only divert at Seeta and Bweyogerere respectively. For residents who stay in the cut off areas, they will be allowed to exit and use the road after the ceremony at 4:00 pm.
“Kireka-Kyaliwajala traffic flow will be normal. We urge all motorists to comply with the guidelines issued to avoid inconveniences. May his soul rest in Eternal Peace,” he added.
Meanwhile, this is one of the last mourning services that will be held for the fallen Archbishop before his burial on Thursday. Lwanga will be buried at Lubaga Cathedral in the Bishops Crypt.
Basing on his burial program, a final requiem mass will be held at Lubaga cathedral on Thursday, April 8th before burial preparations commence in the same place.