Leaders in Moyo district have demanded deployment of the army at
the porous border with South Sudan to contain the spread of Coronavirus.
The leaders argue that some ungazetted routes have remained
unattended to and as a result many people are taking advantage to cross into the Uganda and South Sudan.
The Secretary for Finance, Planning and Administration Martin
Izaruku wants the army to consider blocking the ungazetted routes to ensure
that there are no movements across the borders as directed by the President.
// Cue in; the
fear is that…
Cue out; getting the disease…. //
Col. David Opeero, the Brigade Commander of the 503 says the army
is ready to man the porous border despite the limited number of personnel.
He says 200 more soldiers will be lifted from the Fourth Division of the Uganda
People’s Defence Force headquarters in Gulu district to Moyo district to beef
up security at the border points.
Opeero however fears, lack of logistics in terms of transport
could hinder the movement of the soldiers from Gulu district to Moyo district.
// Cue in; the borderlines…
Cue out; wait
for so long…. //
Bob Williams Labeja, the Resident District Commissioner of Moyo
district and also the Chairman of a District Security Committee says they will ensure
deployment at the porous border point with South Sudan.