President Museveni Christmas message
Celebrate responsibly – President Yoweri Museveni tells Ugandans in Christmas message. Photo/Twitter

In his letter, President Yoweri Museveni wished all Ugandans a happy Christmas holiday and urged Ugandans to celebrate responsibly and vigilantly, so that the festivities would go on without incident.

President Yoweri Museveni has urged Ugandans to be responsible as they celebrate their Christmas to avoid bad occurrences like acquiring injuries and death that might arise from over excitement.

“Christmas is a season of celebration but also reflection. As you embark on festivities, my call to you is to do so responsibly,” Museveni released a statement while wishing Ugandans a lovely Christmas.

With now Christmas set for the 25th of December, many people are already heated up and anxious to celebrate one of the most eagerly waited for days.

From shopping for clothes to food items and other household requirements, individuals are always in full gear when this day comes, however, thieves are also on a close look.

In the past, there have been various incidents of insecurity incidents including murder and theft scenarios however, the president has stressed that security will even be tighter than it has been throughout the whole year.

Museveni is also first to say that individuals should not be worried about going to clubs and bars to party and show their excitement.

“The police and other sister agencies are on the alert to ensure law and order but you should do your part as a responsible citizen,” Museveni added in a statement.

Meanwhile, the police through their Inspector-General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola has promised that all police forces will be on a close look to ensure no insecurity cases are witnessed during this festive season.

“The police is ready and will continue with its operations to rid the country of any groups of criminals that would want to cause mayhem during the festive season,” Ochola stated while passing on his Christmas message.

Besides, Ochola who also noted that the year has had many security challenges and incidents, particularly in the name of murder, added that they will look to see no more of that kind as the year comes to an end.

“We registered selected incidents of violent crimes in the country this year which had created fear in the public but we worked tirelessly throughout the year after adopting several initiatives and strategies that helped crackdown on criminals.

“We plan to continue with our operational activities throughout the festive season with a focus on serious and dangerous criminals who undermine the safety of Ugandans and visitors to our country,” Ochola added before wishing fellow Ugandans a merry and prosperous new year.

By John Dalton Kigozi

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