The residents note that their counterparts across the islands of Serinya B, Bumba, Kazi and Sagitu who purchase food from different landing sites have continued with their daily movements to the neighbouring countries of Kenya and Tanzania yet there are security forces mandated to enforce the presidential directives.
Residents on the major landing sites in Mayuge district want
security tightened along Lake Victoria to reduce on the number of foreign travellers
from the neighbouring countries.
As part of the guidelines to contain the spread of COVID-19, President Museveni
closed down Uganda’s borders and prohibited all incoming passengers whether by air, water or road.
However foreign nationals continue to access the country through
some porous border points across Lake Victoria.
The residents note that their counterparts across the islands of Serinya B,
Bumba, Kazi and Sagitu who purchase food from different landing sites have
continued with daily movements to the neighbouring countries of Kenya and
Tanzania yet there are security personnel mandated to enforce the presidential
Twaha Kalulu, a resident at Bukaleba landing site says that residents in the area have played
their role in containing the spread of COVID-19, but security organs are
watering down these efforts by failing to limit the movements at the different
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David Zijja, the Malongo sub county district councillor says that his area is
home to over 12 gazetted landing sites but security personnel rarely patrol the
waters, leaving intruders to easily access the area without any health checks.
Zijja adds that adequate security personnel should be deployed to bar the entrance
of non-cargo boats through the country’s water bodies.
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Emmy Mitala, the Mayuge Deputy Resident District Commissioner says that they
lack enough manpower and resources to sustain constant patrols along the lake
however, territorial forces have been empowered to track down suspects along