While Uganda is in the last preparations to host the Non-Aligned Movement and G77 + China Summits from January 15 to 23, the Uganda Police has issued comprehensive traffic guidelines and advisories to ensure the smooth flow of events. The summits are expected to be attended by President Yoweri Museveni and several other heads of state and government.
The main venue for the summits is the Commonwealth Speke Resort Munyonyo, and the designated summit route spans from the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway to Speke Resort Munyonyo. This route will be tightly regulated with diversions and traffic control measures. Notably, the regulation of traffic flow will consider local and international flights, ensuring access to Kampala or the airport is not disrupted.
Several key diversions are outlined in the advisory. At Mpala, traffic will be redirected to Entebbe Highway, while at Kisubi, vehicles will be diverted to Nakawuka Road for access to Kampala city. The Kajjansi Flyover will also serve as a diversion point, directing traffic to Lubowa – Zana.
Additional diversions will be in place at Serena–Kigo traffic lights, Mutungo–Kitiko traffic lights, and Busabala traffic lights along the Munyonyo Spur. A security checkpoint at the Munyonyo roundabout will screen all vehicles, with diversions leading motorists to Salaama Road and Buziga.
For those approaching Munyonyo from Gaba road, diversions at UCB Road will provide access to Buziga – Lukuli. Along the Northern Bypass, diversions at the Busega Flyover and a slip road will restrict vehicles from accessing the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway. Further diversions are planned at Sentema, Nansana, Bwaise, Kalerwe, Kyebando, and Kisaasi interchange, flyover, and slip roads.
At the Bwaise Flyover, traffic will be redirected to Sir Apollo Kagwa Road to access the city center. Traffic police will strategically regulate flow at various road junctions, access roads, and other points based on the movement of delegates.
Notably, motorcycles will not be allowed on the summit route from Entebbe Airport to Speke Resort Munyonyo. Some boda boda stages along the summit routes and hotels where heads of state will be residing will be relocated and absorbed into other stages during the summit period.
Travelers with flights at Entebbe International Airport are urged to plan their journeys in advance to avoid inconveniences or delays. The comprehensive advisory aims to ensure the successful and secure hosting of the Non-Aligned Movement and G77 + China Summits, with the cooperation of the public in adhering to the specified traffic guidelines.