The Ministry of Information, Communications Technology and National Guidance through it’s minister Judith Nabakooba has issued a statement barring people from the usual routine of celebrating the New Year at midnight.
In a statement issued by the minister, the ministry calls upon people to desist from the normal ways of celebrating on New Year’s eve.
The minister called upon people to stay in their homes and not go out for parties and over night prayers which has been the normal in the recent past.
Judith Nabakooba has also asked people to stay indoors and pray with their families, and thank the Almighty God for getting us through the year 2020.
“Let us use the New Year’s Eve to thank the Almighty God for having kept us alive and pray for a better 2021.”Judith Nabakooba
She added that the Uganda Police will not issue any permissions to anybody or any place for fire works this time round citing that fire works are usually accompanied by people staying up late in the night and gathering in particular places.
All the have been put up as safe guards to bar the spread of the Corona Virus that has become more rampant in the recent weeks in Uganda and the central region to be particular.
She also added that all other public end of year festivities such as concerts, overnight prayers, discotheques are not allowed and all other existing SOPs such as curfew hours, traffic rules, remain in place and will be enforced by police.