The three; Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Denis Namuwooza, Lt Col Bright Ruyonga and Cpt Dr David Magoola will be overseers and first contacts for the evacuation team, according to a joint statement issued by UPF spokesperson, Fred Enanga, the deputy UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Deo Akiiki.
Lt Col Deo Akiiki & CP Fred Enanga
Defence Forces –UPDF and Uganda Police Force –UPF have appointed three officers
to command COVID-19 evacuation team that has been established by the National
The three; Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Denis Namuwooza, Lt Col Bright Ruyonga and Cpt Dr
David Magoola will be overseers and first contacts for the evacuation team, according to a joint
statement issued by UPF spokesperson, Fred Enanga, the deputy UPDF spokesperson, Lt
Col Deo Akiiki.
Akiiki and Enangaurged the public to ensure they respect all President directives intended to contain the spread of COVID-19, a strain of coronavirus that has so far
infected 18 Ugandans.
President Yoweri Museveni, on
Tuesday night banned movements of public passenger transport like buses, taxis,
Boda-bodas and tuk-tuks. However, the President permitted Boda-bodas carrying food items
and essential goods.
The security bodies have warned that they will only allow market dealers selling food items as
directed by President Yoweri Museveni but other non-essential areas remain closed. Other
business premises like shops, pharmacies, restaurants, hotels and roadside
vendors will continue operating provided they observe the guidelines of safe
distance and hygiene.
should know that all these measures are focused on prevention to avoid a major
outbreak or lockdown. It is, therefore, critical for every Ugandan and visitors
to follow the guidelines and work with the joint security task teams, to prevent
the spread of the COVID -19,” they said.
The Public has
been encouraged to report non-compliance on contact numbers 0800300100, 0713250391,
0714012734, and 0753997665 while for evacuation exercise, people have been
urged to 0772831993, 0772510522 and 0772354011.
issued by the president include all trucks, delivery vans and pickups to continue
operating while delivering food and essential commodities. In addition,
vehicles for sanitary services like garbage collection, cesspool emptying shall
also continue operating, while strictly carrying three people.
conclude, our surveillance teams are closely monitoring and arresting, criminal
elements that are treating the crisis as an opportunity to rob and also harm
others. We are also targeting individual or groups, resisting prevention and
control measures, intentionally spreading the virus and those using malicious
propaganda, for further sanctions,” the joint security statement further reads.
and LDUs arrested 14 youth on Thursday at Nakivubo centre for waylaying a
vehicle ferrying pineapples and stealing the fruits. The officers said the
joint security task teams will regularly adjust its enforcement mechanisms in
line with the contingency plans in place.