Enanga, in particular, pinpointed the motorists who have in recent weeks resorted to operating even past their curfew time.
In a Monday afternoon brief, police announced that they are going to arrest and detain all culprits neglecting the COVID-19 enforcement measures aimed at mitigating the spread of the coronavirus.
Speaking at the Uganda Media Centre, the Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga said that they have realized many people more so those in areas around Kampala are no longer compliant with the Standard Operating Procedures which puts not only their lives but the lives of others at risk.
Enanga, in particular, pinpointed the motorists who have in recent weeks resorted to operating even past their curfew time. He said that they are also carrying more than one passenger with little consideration of whether they have masks or not.
“We have realized most of the people are not adhering to the guidelines. Motorists and businesses are not respecting the 9pm curfew time. Boda boda riders are not respecting the 6pm time. Motorists are carrying passengers in a reckless manner. Curfew starts at 9pm but you find shops and other businesses still open past this time,” Enanga said.
Earlier while lifting a lockdown on transport means, President Museveni ordered cyclists to resume their operations but not exceeding 6 pm. He said that each boda boda should carry only one passenger and both must be wearing masks with the rider also wearing a helmet to properly cover his or her masked face.
On public vehicles, the President directed that they should carry half their total capacity with all passengers required to sanitize before being allowed entry into the taxis or buses. For private cars, he said that they should carry not more than four people.
Fred Enanga however, notified that this has not been the case in recent weeks. He said that the public has already resorted to their normal way of doing things with fewer worries about the existence of the virus.
But he warned that they have re-enacted roadblocks that will be operating both day and night to capture all culprits found operating contrary to the required guidelines.
“With effect from tomorrow Tuesday, the checkpoints and barriers we had in the outskirts of Kampala and major highways will be manned afresh. We are going to ensure they are active during day and night to intensify the enforcement of COVID guidelines,’’ Enanga warned.
“Some sectors like bars have been stealthily operating despite being closed but now we will look at the level of compliance of all the sectors to the COVID SOPs. All territorial commanders have been instructed by the Inspector General of Police to reinvigorate and intensify the enforcement mechanism on COVID-19.’’