Security authorities in Mbarara are holding over one hundred vehicles impounded for breaching curfew guidelines. The impounded vehicles were kept throughout the night at All Saints Church compound in Mbarara, together with occupants, who were found on the road.
The UPDF Second division spokesperson Maj Charles Kabona says the operation was meant to control the spread of Covid-19 among the community in the area. While the army says the operation was carried out to stem the spread of COVID-19
There are reported cases of bribery where over 200 cars were impounded and those who could manage to pay the bribe were left scot free.
This comes at a time when President Museveni recently President Yoweri Museveni cautioned Ugandans against laxity in the fight against Covid-19
President Museveni expressed his disappointment with complacent Ugandans while delivering the 2020/2021 National budget speech at State House Entebbe on Thursday. He said they were no longer following preventive guidelines he and the Ministry of Health have for many months explained.
“Ugandans do not believe without seeing. I always see people in Kampala moving in big groups with no masks. On Heroes’ day, I told you what I thought-that if you are disappointed that we don’t have dead bodies like other countries, you will see them if you don’t listen. You will find that we have teams of people putting on white, burying people like you have seen in other countries,” he said.
Museveni warned Ugandams against the deadly novel coronavirus and advised nobody should be forced to follow health guidelines, instead everyone should take individual responsibility.
“It shouldn’t be police to enforce guidelines. We cannot go on begging you to live, this is not how we run the country. We cannot be telling mature people that there is a danger to the extent of deploying Police! Why should we deploy Police yet you know that Covid-19 is killing people in other countries?” he said.