Speaking to journalists on Tuesday at the Uganda Media Centre, Dr Warren Namara, the Director of the State House Health Monitoring Unit said they received information that some people were selling fake vaccination cards each at 150,000 Shillings.
The police have arrested three people accused of selling forged
Covid-19 vaccination cards. The arrested include Shamira Rashid, Wanagoli
Abdallah and Kakande Muhamood.
Speaking to journalists on Tuesday at the Uganda Media Centre, Dr
Warren Namara, the Director of the State House Health Monitoring Unit said they
received information that some people were selling fake vaccination cards each
at 150,000 Shillings.
He says that they laid a trap by providing 300,000 Shillings to
one of their investigators who was provided with a number on which to deposit
the money. After some days they were told to go and pick the card at Al
Saud, a Labour Export Company located at Salaam Road in Muswangali zone in
After picking the cards, the receptionist at the Labour company, Shamira
was immediately arrested who then led them to Wangoli who also was at the same
company. It was Wangoli who led the investigators to Kakande Muhamood who was
found at Maria Galleria building in Kampala where he was operating from.
At the premises, the police were able to recover, 46 printed
certificates of good conduct which are normally issued by the Directorate of
Interpol and International relations, four NIRA birth and death certificates,
26 photocopies of passports, one stamp and one seal of the directorate of
Interpol and one stamp bearing no names.
Namara condemned the forging of vaccination cards saying such acts
work contrary to the government’s efforts to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic.
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He called upon Ugandans to instead of going for fake certificates
go and be vaccinated in order not only to get genuine certificates free of
charge but also fight Covid-19.
“I don’t know why somebody should run to a place to buy a fake
vaccine certificate when the ministry of health has told you everything. It has
told you where to go to get a vaccine but as a Ugandan, you opt to go behind
and do something that you have been advised against,” Namara said.