The limited police manpower in Bukedi
South sub-region is frustrating the enforcement of the COVID-19 preventive
measures. There are slightly over 300 police officers in Bukedi South region
that comprises Tororo, Busia and Butaleja district.
Moses Mugwe, the Bukedi South Region
Police Spokesperson, says many communities that are in distant areas and rural
trading centers are behaving in total disregard of the COVID-19 preventive
He, however, says that they can’t do much
to enforce the COVID-19 preventive measures due to inadequate manpower.
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Kasim Matovu, the acting Tororo District Police Commander has also raised
concern over the continuous confrontation between police officers and Boda boda
He says the riders have kept on threatening to knock the traffic
officers trying to enforce the COVID-19 directives.
He has promised to start
arresting those flouting COVID-19 guidelines and impound the vehicles of