The Busoga east police spokesperson, Diana Nandawula says
that they have increased on the deployment of marine unit police personnel
along the Lake Victoria border areas of Migingo, Dolwe in Namayingo and parts
of Mayuge district, with the aim of blocking any suspected terrorists from
illegal entry into the country.
Nandawula says that they have launched an ongoing exercise
to register passenger boats and all players within the water transport sector,
so as to deter infiltration of wrong elements within the country.
Speaking to journalists on Friday, Nandawula said that marine unit police personnel have been tasked to interrogate all passengers on the different
boats before allowing them to dock at any of the landing sites within the area.
Nandawula says that an unspecified number of counter
terrorism police personnel will be deployed within the region early next week
so as to boost the efforts of averting terrorism threats throughout the region
She adds that, all the passenger luggage shall be inspected about
100 meters away from the docking areas and all boats with suspicious elements shall be
denied access to any of the landing sites.
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Mayuge’s resident district commissioner, Richard Gulume says
that several traders from the neighboring Kenya use water transport to trade
food items with their Ugandan counterparts and they have since tasked landing site leaders to
stay vigilant and notify security operatives in case of any suspicious
activities within their communities.
Meanwhile, Kiira region’s police spokesperson, James Mubi
says that, they have tasked motorcyclists to inspect their passengers’ luggage
before ferrying them to their stated destinations, which will curtail ill
minded individuals from transporting suspicious items to Jinja city center and
the surrounding towns.