By Ben Musanje
21st July 2021
Police in Kampala have on Wednesday conducted an operation on non-essential workers who have returned to the city before the end of 42 days national lockdown.
The lockdown aimed at controlling the spread of Covid-19 is to end on July 30th with only nine days remaining as of today.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson says 30 people were found in buildings operating along Nasser road and were arrested and are currently detained at the Kampala Central Police Station.
He further says that over 50 motor vehicles without stickers have been impounded while trying to access the Central Business District of Kampala and parked at police stations of Katwe, Old Kampala and CPS.
Meanwhile, the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has challenged the government to conduct mass Covid-19 immunization to let people go back to work and to normalize the current situation in the country.
Sharon Arach, the UPC party spokesperson in a press statement released on Wednesday said the lockdown is not a long-term solution to curbing the pandemic but rather minimizes its spread therefore Government must think otherwise.
Arach adds that Government claims to be immunizing people but many are in their houses with no access to the immunization centres because transport is blocked.