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Entebbe’s De Bar re-opens

By Julius Luwemba

Added 30th March 2018 01:04 PM

De Bar was closed on February 1, following a scuffle that landed singer Mowzey Radio in coma on January 22 before breathing his last on Feb 1

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De Bar was closed on February 1, following a scuffle that landed singer Mowzey Radio in coma on January 22 before breathing his last on Feb 1

PIC: Lutaaya (right) officially re-opening De Bar. Left is the Egesa, the bar manager. (Credit: Julius Luwemba)

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WAKISO - Barely two months after closings De Bar, a local hang-out in which singer Mowzey Radio was beaten, Entebbe municipality officials recently opened the bar after what they termed as proper scrutiny.

The Entebbe deputy town clerk, Dan Fred Lutaaya, said the municipal council in liaison with other relevant security agencies have since been scrutinising the bar to ascertain the proper security measures put in place for the good of clients.

"Some standards have been fulfilled and the bar will first operate under our direct surveillance for at least three months before we can confirm its license," Lutaaya said.

He made the remarks while officially opening De bar,

Meanwhile, George Egesa, the bar’s manager, said he had installed proper functioning CCTV cameras within and around the premises. He added that the security team will be led by policemen and well-trained bouncers.

"Like I stated before, the person who beat up Mowzey Radio was not an employee of my bar and I regret the incident having happened around my premises. I am assuring all Ugandans and other Mowzey fans that we shall be holding a candle-night every year to remember our fallen singer and hero," Egesa said.

On February 23, during a meeting regarding bar owners and bouncers held at children's park in Entebbe municipality, officials led by the deputy Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Mrs. Rose Kirabira had revealed that the recent closure of de bar was due to security reasons.

During his address in the same meeting, Lutaaya had justified the previous decision by the municipal council to close De Bar, saying they reserve a right to cancel any license issued.

"In modern public management, we look at responsiveness of the incident. Therefore, it doesn't matter whether or not the police issued a report regarding the same. The fact is that Mowzey Radio was beaten from De Bar," he said.

De bar was closed on February 1, following a scuffle that landed singer Mowzey Radio in coma on January 22 before breathing his last on Feb 1.

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