Media coverage restricted as NRM delegates meet

There will be no live coverage of NRM’s delegates meeting slated for today, according to a statement issued by the Uganda Media Centre.
According to the statement issued on Monday morning, journalists will only be allowed to cover the opening and closing of the conference.
Names of some journalists have also been struck off from the list of journalists who were accredited this morning at the Government Media Center but the organisers deny the claims.
Media Centre boss Ofwono Opondo said over 100 Journalists were accredited to cover the event.
Both President Museveni, the NRM party chair, and the Party Secretary General Amama Mbabazi are yet to arrive for the delegates’ conference according to a source at the venue.
Possession and use of mobile phones has also been restricted at the one day delegates’ conference.
Meanwhile, there is heavy traffic jam along Jinja road and on all roads leading to Namboole Stadium.
A combined force of both the police and the military has also been heavily deployed to patrol the streets. Few cars have been allowed to access the stadium’s upper parking.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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