Ugandans must be inside their homes by 9:00PM tonight and the days to follow, or risk being arrested and fined for violating curfew, the police spokesperson CP Fred Enganga has warned.
The development comes hours to the inauguration ceremony of President elect, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa, slated for tomorrow Wednesday 12th May 2021.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Enanga says they have issued several warnings to members of the public and in particular motorists, against violating curfew, but this is not working.
“Despite several reminders, stressing the need for motorists, outside the essential category, to comply with the curfew timings of 6pm for motorcycles/bodabodas; and 9pm, for motorists, we continue to observe an increase in the number of defaulters and violators of the curfew provisions” Enanga says.
According to the police mouthpiece, they have taken a deliberate decision to aggressively enhance enforcement measures on motorists, outside the essential category, who fail to comply.
“We are going to impound all motorcycles/bodabodas beyond the 6pm restricted timing, and motor vehicles beyond the 9pm restricted timing” he warns.
Enanga revealed that additional sanctions will include arrests, fines and penalties irrespective of whether you are a driver, rider, passenger or occupant.
Meanwhile, all proprietors of fuel stations who continue to park motor vehicles and motorcycles, will be subjected to further investigations, on parking authorizations, as police arranges to impound all motor vehicles and motorcycles parked at respective fuel stations.
Enanga says that the Joint Security Agencies remain committed to ensuring all frontline officers, work in a transparent and accountable manner, while enforcing the curfew. These are tough but necessary measures, aimed at protecting the health, safety and security of all Ugandans and visitors in the country.