The Deputy Resident City Commissioner (RCC) of Nakawa Division Herbert Andersen Burora has written to SSP Norman Musinga the traffic commander for Kampala Metropolitan area asking him to relax on some of the guidelines issued to drivers during the partial lifting of the Covid19 lockdown.
In his letter dated 28th May 2020, Burora said while these guidelines are needed, to a certain extent they have appeared to be unfair especially to people who have not been earning for a period of over two months.
“I humbly request that a multi sector engagement is held between various stakeholders for an abreast enforcement module (if need be) seeking guidance from the president, Cabinet, the National COVID19 task force and the joint command forces.”
The RCC pointed out that a number of government projects and natural factors have affected people’s punctuality to the extent that they can’t beat the set curfew time of 7pm
“NWSC is in the process of connecting the ever growing people to main sewer line; it also increasing on the water supply, not forgetting the mass infrastructure development which all interfere with traffic flow.”
He also pointed out City beautification that include paving, planting grass, installation of street lights and installation of CCTV cameras.
Burora asked Police to consider all those matters because failure to do so the work may become overwhelming for them during the enforcement process.
“Given the above, unless we stay in the lockdown, we might not win the war against motorists beating 7pm curfew time,” he said.
On the issue of clearing all outstanding express penalty recipients by the drivers before hitting back the road, the RCC asked Police to hold on like other utility bills since non-essential workers have not been earning for two months.