Joseph Kato working at private construction company in Ishaka municipality Bushenyi District says he decided to return to his home in Hima, Kasese District because he was not sure of getting food that would sustaining him throughout the lock-down.
The traders who usually travel from various parts of the District were repealed by police led by the Kasese District Police Commander Dickens Okello following the president’s directive banning public gatherings as one of the preventive measures against corona virus.
Augustine Muserero, the head teacher Kasese Secondary school applauded the directive regardless of its implication to the academic calendar. Kasese Secondary school is expected to dismiss students today.
Lameck Kigozi, the Greater Masaka Deputy Region Police Commander, says some of those picked up were found with hooded jackets in violation of the ban announced by President, Yoweri Museveni that they are being used by criminals.
Museveni also notes that some UWA officials are collaborating with Li Wejin and Yinzhi, both Chinese diplomats to export ivory from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan. He also expresses displeasure over the reported theft of 1,300Kgs of impounded Ivory worth Shillings 3 billion from the UWA stores.
Frank Baine, the Uganda Prisons Services Spokesperson, says they intend to use Shillings 9 billion for the cotton infrastructural development such as stores, buying machinery, seeds and wards for the inmates who will be involved in cotton growing.
Exclusive: The written directive which URN has seen points out employees of institutions like schools, universities, banks, churches, mosques as well as people working in markets and shopping malls as those to be armed.
The President says religious leaders are duty bound to guide the masses especially the youths, against any form of imported social, cultural deviation which makes them easy targets for opportunists who may use them for selfish gain.