The national joint task force together with the Uganda Police has warned motorists in and out of Kampala over reckless travel and use of forged stickers.
The warning comes just a few days after police observed an upsurge in the flow of traffic on major roads and high ways, despite the restrictions on the movement of public and private vehicles issued by the president in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease in Uganda.
“The public should know that the restrictions announced by H.E the President and the SOPs from the Ministry of Health were clear and permitted movement of vehicles under very essential and exceptional circumstances,” police spokesman Enanga Fred said during a police briefing on Friday.
To that end, police has vowed to dispatch it’s enforcement teams along various routes in and out of Kampala to intensify the screening process at all checkpoints and counter all forms of movements that are not essential during this period.
“All motorists whose stickers are not linked to a particular category and those that are forged will be withdrawn and vehicles impounded. Those who fail to comply will definitely have their travel plans disrupted amidst other probable sanctions,” Enanga explains.
While addressing the nation on Monday, March, 30, His Excellency President Museveni grounded all private and public vehicles, closed salons, garages and arcades among a raft of other stringent measures tailored to curb the spread of coronavirus.