Ugandan Parliament has come to inform the public not to panic when they hear gunshots around the precincts of and inside the Parliamentary building in the coming days.
The alert was issued by the Parliament Director Communication and Public Relations, Chris Obore, who revealed that this will all be part of an ongoing film production.
Obore said that a number of unusual activities will take place at Parliament and the surrounding areas which will include increased movement of people along the roads, presence of actors in military fatigue and equipment.
“There will simulated gun sounds heard as the film crew and the actors shoot the film; the General public is advised to avoid the roads around Parliament as they will be sealed off to any traffic and also to remain calm as there is no cause of alarm,” Obore said.
The activities, Obore said, are by Isaiah 60 Production, a local film company based in Kampala which has been sanctioned by all the relevant authorities including Parliament, Uganda Police Force and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).
The shooting activities will take place on 9, 10 and 11 March 2018 within the precincts of Parliament and the surrounding roads.
The Movie Production Company Isaiah 60 is jointly owned by First Daughter Natasha Karugire, and her cousin sister Esteri Akandwanaho.
The company was recently in Kololo by Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda.
It is anticipated that these will be shooting their first Project, an English feature film named 27 guns which will be telling the story of President Yoweri Museveni’s capture of power in 1986.
According to a statement, the company’s two partners Karugire and Akandwanaho were driven by a desire to take part in the unfolding African narrative and thus identity.