Guards ordered to stay unarmed as Uganda hosts NAM and G-77 Plus China summits

Private security guards in Uganda have been ordered not to carry firearms until the end of the on-going Non Aligned Movement (NAM) and G-77 plus China international summits in the capital, Kampala.

Some 4,000 delegates, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and heads of state and government, will be attending the 19th Non-Aligned Movement summit being hosted in Uganda. The summits will run until january 23 2024.

Police under which the Private Security Organisations (PSOs) operate said movement of private security guards with firearms will not be allowed until end of the month.

Police director in charge of operations John Nuwagira told the private security firms to treat the directive with “the urgency and strictness demanded of you by the situation”.

The Chairman of The Uganda Private Security Association (TUPSA) , Grace Matsiko in a separate memo urged the PSOs to ensure that all guards are well dressed in their uniforms , keep alert , disciplined and work withe sister security forces to maintain law and order throughout the summits period .


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