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President Museveni has ordered the dismissal of police officers involved in corrupt practices in the war against the deadly Coronavirus.
According to a memo from the office of Police’s Director Operations, all Regional Police Commanders have been told to “take serious note that H.E (President Museveni) and the Cabinet sitting at State House today (Monday) expressed with great concern how corrupt police officers are frustrating the implementation of HE’s Directive.”
“One of them is by aiding persons to escape from quarantined places,” the memo seen by ChimpReports adds.
“Secondly, by aiding travelers into the country at border (Airport, Road, and water points) without being cleared by MoH (Ministry of Health) led team”.
Museveni ordered for “immediate arrest and dismissal of such officers.”
Police today issued a statement indicating how it was enforcing the presidential directives on countering the possible spread of Coronavirus.
However, Police officers have since been accused of receiving bribes to release people from Coronavirus quarantine facilities.
Museveni said RPCS/DPCs/Unit Comanders will be held responsible for the actions of their personnel.
Uganda has so far registered only one case of Coronavirus.
However, the Health Ministry is this evening expected to issue a statement on the situation.
A meeting is being held at State House Entebbe over Coronavirus pandemic.