Christopher Barugahare, the West Nile Region Police Commander, said they won’t comprise on the President’s directive, saying the officers are under instructions to confront whoever acts to the contrary.
Margaret Nambwere, the Proprietor Tendo Restaurant in Luweero Taxi Park told URN on Thursday that he had only sold breakfast to five people by 11am unlike the past where he could have attended to over 50 people. Nambwere says that many drivers have stayed away from the park leaving them without customers.
Nwoya District Chairperson Patrick Okello Oryema explains that the roads are expected to connect remote agriculture productive areas in Alero, Lungulu, Anaka and Purongo Sub-Counties to neighbouring markets in Amuru, Gulu and the entire Acholi sub region.
Denis Obalim was picked up by heavily armed police officers from his shop along Ring Road on Tegwana Parish Pece Division next to Cereleno Market on Thursday morning on the orders of the Gulu District Police Commander, Emmanuel Mafundo.
Paul Kalikwan, the Busia District Deputy Resident Commissioner says that the suspects had opened up more routes that link to Kenya, to beat security forces that were deployed to control the movement of people in the wake of the COVID-19 threat.
Speaking to the media, Charles Peter Mayiga, the kingdom Katikkiro said that the move has been necessitated by yesterday’s ban on public transport by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Majority of the Kingdom’s employees use public means to get to the Mengo based offices.
Simon Kisabagire, the Principal Administrator Soroti Regional Referral Hospital acknowledged the shortage of protective gears for staff. He revealed that the Hospital has been relying on a few gears from the TB ward, which he notes have now been exhausted.
This afternoon, the police arrested 24 Ugandans and 23 nationals of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who were travelling in a Horizon Bus registration number UAM 895-H heading to Kisoro from Kampala. They were intercepted in Kabale.
Grace Kiwanuka, the Executive Director Uganda Healthcare Federation UHF, an entity that brings together private healthcare providers told Uganda Radio Network that after Uganda confirmed an outbreak on Saturday many of their members expressed concern that patients approach them with symptoms and they are challenged how to handle them because they haven’t been sensitised.
Harriet Mudondo, the Director Gender and Community Services and Production in KCCA, says they have engaged the leadership of different markets who have since submitted lists of vendors with their numbers that customers can call and make orders.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala police spokesperson, said the enforcement involved deploying in strategic areas, along routes that lead to the City Centre, Markets, Taxi and Bus terminals and setting check points.
However, in a majority decision of four Constitutional Court Judges against one delivered this morning, the Justices noted that parliament bluntly passed POMA in total disregard of article 92 of the constitution, which stops the house from passing any law that may alter any decision or court judgment.
Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda says that the measures are likely to affect a sizeable number of Ugandans, whose livelihood is dependent on their daily income. He says that the category of Nationals needs to be supported to overcome the distress that is likely to come with the measures.
The Kitgum Resident District Commissioner, William Komakech, says the investigations follow concerns raised by health workers indicating that some members of the pubic are flocking some pharmacies, he didn’t name to procure fake drugs and vaccines claimed to cure Corona.