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Moyo Leaders Want Security Beefed at Porous Border Points

The leaders argue that some ungazetted routes have remained unattended to and as a result many people are taking advantage to and from Uganda to South Sudan.
503 Brigade Commander with other UPDF officers ready for deployment along Moyo S. Sudan border.

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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.

// Cue in The brigade commander…

Cue out; this evening…. //  

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