The Police Director for Operation Asuman Mugenyi has cleared a concert by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine. The concert will now be held at One Love Beach in Busaabala, on Saturday, November 10, 2018.
The concert which had initially been blocked from taking place at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on October 20, was cleared after the Fire base Crew made a formal request for clearance to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola, accompanied with a venue clearance letter.
Bobi Wine is the owner of the more than 5 acres of land One Love Beach where the concert is scheduled to take place.
According to the Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima, the concert has been cleared to take place even though there is some nitty-gritty yet to be handled.
“The remaining issues like police deployment will be handled by Kampala Metropolitan Police but the organisers have met all the requirements as per the Public Order Management Act (POMA) for the concert to go one,” Kayima said.
Mugenyi, in a letter written on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, ordered the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Moses Kafeero Kabugo to liaise with the organisers and provide the appropriate required services.
Earlier this month, police blocked the Concert after the organisers failed to avail a venue clearance letter, followed by reports that the management of Namboole Stadium had informed Police that they had three functions scheduled for the day of the Concert.
The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) also made a complaint indicating that if the concert is allowed to take place, it would spoil the field where a match was scheduled to take place a week later