Two people have been arrested in Jinja district over forgery of movement permits and the RDC’s signature.
This came after President Museveni issued a ban on movement of private cars.
In an effort to contain the spread of COVID 19 pandemic, President Museveni on Monday issued a ban on movement of private cars but allowed only essential category of persons such as Doctors, Bankers and the Media to continue moving.
However, the essential categories of people were supposed to obtain stickers from the Ministry of Works and Transport to clearly indicate that they fall under the essentials.
Yesterday, the Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said in Jinja district, two people were arrested for forging movement permits and RDC’s signature.
“In Jinja, we have arrested two people who were trying to forge movement permits and the signature of the RDC.”
“We are discouraging that. As of yesterday, there were a number of institutions that had not yet gotten movement permits but I am happy to inform that a number of these institutions, the essential staff have got the movement permits from the Ministry of Works and Transport.”
“If you don’t fall under the essential category, please stay back. Let’s try to manage the situation, we shall get to the top of it,” said Enanga.
The Army Spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire said the measures put in place to contain COVID 19 pandemic don’t target a certain group of people but are rather for the betterment of the entire country.
“We continue to urge Ugandans to take seriously these measures and directives that have been issued by His Excellence the President.”
He added, “for us as security forces and UPDF, we will continue to do whatever it takes to ensure that the safety of our people is maintained and it can only be done if all of us comply and fight this common enemy (COVID 19).”
The joint security forces were addressing reporters at Uganda Media Center on Wednesday.