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Farmers' Expo: Police assures public on security

By Nicholas Kajoba

Added 15th February 2017 02:43 PM

Police has banned mirrors, Knives, luggage, any metallic equipment or canned drinks and guns

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Police has banned mirrors, Knives, luggage, any metallic equipment or canned drinks and guns

(L-R) Kira Division Police Commander, Richard Asiimwe, addresses the press while Vision Group’s Joweria Nabuuma looks on. This was after touring Namboole Stadium on Tuesday. Photo by Nicholas Kajoba

Police has assured maximum security for all exhibitors and public who will attend Vision Group’s Harvest Money Expo slated for February 17-19 at Namboole Stadium.

Kira Division Police Commander, Richard Asiimwe, made the remarks during a fact finding tour of security details of the stadium on Tuesday. He was accompanied by the Anti-Terrorism Police team and crime preventers.

While briefing the media, Asiimwe highlighted some of the issues that have been agreed upon with the rest of the team as far as the Expo is concerned.

He said Police has banned mirrors, Knives, luggage, any metallic equipment or canned drinks and guns. Laptops for non-exhibitors are also banned.

“We have a combined team to provide maximum security that includes; counter-terrorism, field force, traffic, fire brigade and crime preventers. All exhibitors will be searched before they can access the venue" he said.

 

Asiimwe advised the public to cooperate with the security team once they are at the Expo in order for it to be successful.

Guiding the security team, Vision Group events manager, Joweria Nabuuma, said that over 20,000 people are expected to attend the three day event.  She also revealed that over 120 exhibitors are expected to exhibit their products.

Nabuuma who revealed that all exhibitors will have identification tags, stressed that hawkers are banned from the area.

The Harvest Money Expo is the first of its kind and gates will be open on Friday, at 8am.

Entrance to the exhibition is sh10,000​.

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