Police had issues traffic guidelines to be followed during the Nominations of the Presidential candidates on 3rd and 4th November, 2015 at Mandela National Stadium – Namboole.
Motorists heading to Jinja from Kampala will be diverted at Spear Motors (IOV) junction through Stretcher, Ntinda trading center, Nalya, Northern by pass, Namugongo, Sonde, Seeta and join the Jinja high way.
Other motorists heading to Jinja from Kampala can also access through URA Nakawa, via Kinawataka to Jokas Hotel and join Jinja highway at Bweyogerere trading centre.
There will be two diversions at Spear motors (IOV) and Jokas hotel to those heading to Kampala or Jinja, according to SP Norman Musinga, the Commander Traffic and Road safety Kampala Metropolitan Police.
Nambole Stadium (Presidential Nomination Center) will only be accessed by Presidential aspirants, their recommended number of people accredited by Electoral Commission and Electoral Commission vehicles.
Motorists unrelated to this function from Jinja heading to Kampala will be diverted at Bweyogerere trading center via Jokers Hotel to Kinawataka, Nakasero soap works, Bugolobi to Kampala.
The accredited VIPs will access the stadium through the main gate and park as directed by Traffic Police.
There will be no access to other motorists intending to use the highway between Spear motors and Bweyogerere except members of Electoral Commission, Presidential aspirants, service vehicles and security vehicles.
Emergency vehicles (Fire brigade, Ambulances and Medical team) will access the venue through Eastern gate.
Eastern gate will be the exit route for emergency vehicles.
Heavy trucks will not be allowed along Jinja-Kampala highway.
Those from Eastern will be diverted from Mukono via Kalagi – Gayaza road to Northern by Pass at Kalerwe to Busega round about and those from Western will be diverted at Busega Round about through Northern by pass to Kalerwe roundabout-Gayaza and follow the same route to Jinja.
All junctions that join highway between Spear Motors (IOV) and Bweyogere trading center will be cut off and therefore no any vehicle shall access the highway.
There will be no processions allowed between Spear motors and Bweyogere trading center.
Motorists accompanying the presidential aspirants will park at lower parking “A” near the Namboole Stadium Hotel and will be guided by traffic police.
Parking along the roads is prohibited, motor vehicles found abandoned by the road side will be towed to the nearest police stations at the owners cost and inconvenience.
Diversions of motor vehicles will start at 0500 hrs on 3rd November, 2015 until the end of the function on the 4th November, 2015.
Any motorist who contravenes provisions of Traffic Regulations will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
All road users are advised to adhere to the above guidelines to avoid inconvenience.