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Pope Francis is Friday expected in Uganda for a two-day visit.

The Pope who left Rome on Wednesday has been in the neighbouring Kenya preaching peace and reconciliation.

He is expected to arrive at Entebbe International Airport at 16.50pm.

On arrival, the Pope will be received by President Yoweri Museveni and other government officials and dignitaries.

“Yesterday, we wrapped up the first leg of our campaigns with our rallies in Karamoja. I am back in Kampala to receive the Holy See, Pope Francis,” Museveni said in a social media message.


According to the Police director of traffic and road safety, Dr. Steven Kasiima, Entebbe Road will be restricted to vehicle traffic for six hours (4:00pm-10:00pm).

It will again be restricted for four hours (6:00am- 10:00am) on Sunday during his departure.

“During the period when Entebbe Road will be closed, motorists are advised to use alternative routes as they will be guided by the traffic Police,” Kasiima said.

A total of 800 traffic Police personnel shall be deployed to direct traffic in the city during his visit.

Fuel tankers and trucks will not be allowed in places where the Pope will pass, including on Entebbe road, Munyonyo, Namugongo and in the city.

“Fuel tankers and trucks from the eastern route will be diverted at Mukono via Kayunga. Those from the western route will be diverted at Busega roundabout via the Northern Bypass- Kalerwe roundabout-Gayaza- Kayunga,” Kasiima said.


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