By Julius Mugaga Tukacungurwa/Umoja Standard.
Kampala, Uganda: Taking to his twitter account, Uganda’s Minister for Works and Transport, Gen. Katumba Wamala informed,
This is to clarify that the reminder message restricting photography and filming relates ONLY to operational restricted/sensitive areas within the terminal building (such as security screening areas and equipment, among other sensitive areas). This is not a new measure. Filming has always been restricted, and only takes place with prior permission.
Even journalists who access the terminal building for official coverage of activities first go through a formal clearance process before they can be allowed to take photos and videos of specific areas/activities.
Recently, some people had unfortunately adopted a practice of filming the security screening process and equipment. We are committed to implementing measures for a better passenger experience, but airport security and safety of all travelers will not be compromised.
However, selfies and other memorable video moments may be undertaken in the departure concourse (pre-boarding and duty free area) after the last security check or at the land-side before accessing the security restricted area.
This relieved fears the public had after asserting that it would apply to all categories of videography and photography,