• The celebration comes a week to President Museveni's actually birthday, September 15.
• Some key roads will be cordoned off, and only guests of the Ugandan president will be allowed to use them.
Ugandan police on Thursday announced that they would close several roads in the country's capital city, Kampala on Friday to mark President Yoweri Museveni's 79th birthday.
The birthday celebration will be held at Kololo ceremonial Grounds in Kampala on Friday.
The celebration comes a week to President Museveni's actually birthday, September 15.
According to the Kampala Metropolitan Traffic Commander Godwin Arinaitwe, some key roads will be cordoned off, and only guests of the Ugandan president will be allowed to use them.
“We are expecting around 100, 000 guests who will be coming from different parts of the country. We appeal to the guest public to be vigilant but also follow the traffic guidelines we have temporary disruptions to traffic flow," Arinaitwe told journalists on Thursday.
He advised the public to use alternative routes to access the venue.
"We appeal to the public to adhere to this traffic flow plan and other guidelines," Arinaitwe said.
He also said there will be normal traffic flow at Golf Course traffic lights towards Acacia Avenue, but there will be a diversion around Upper Kololo Terrace, Elgon Terrace, and Lower Kololo Terrace where no motorists will be allowed access, apart from VVIPs.
"If you are coming from Entebbe, you can use Kampala Road, Jinja Road traffic lights, Lugogo bypass, and park at KCCA grounds. Those coming from Nansana can use Yusuf Lule road, Golf Course traffic lights, Nakumatt, Jinja road traffic lights, Wampeewo roundabout, and park at KCCA grounds or UMA show grounds," the Traffic Commander added.
Those using Bombo Road should use Old Kira Road, Lugogo bypass, and park at the KCCA grounds behind Shoprite, and those coming from Jinja should park at the UMA show grounds.
Also affected are those using Prince Charles Drive. They will be diverted through Archer Road Junction up to Jinja Road Police Station before joining the main road.
Preparations for the birthday celebration started last weekend, with a city clean up exercise led by the Minister for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan affairs Minsa Kabanda and the authority's executive director Dorothy Kisaka.
Burton and Luwum streets, Nakasero market and Old tax park are among areas that were cleaned in preparation for the celebration.
The birthday party was organised by the Office of the National Chairman of the National Resistance Movement (NRM).