By Ben Musanje
7th June 2021
The Joint Security Team has revealed several measures of enforcing the Presidential directives issued last night in controlling the spread of COVID-19 as they wait for the fine statutory instrument from the Finance Ministry.
Addressing a news conference at police headquarters in Naguru, Fred Enanga the police spokesperson noted that they will continue to use the existing structures of Express Penalty Schemes (EPS) penalize and take the suspects to courts of law until the Finance Ministry come up with fines of those faulting the Covid-19 Standards Operating Procedures.
Enanga noted that they have directed their territorial police commanders and traffic police officers to map out all the sectors in their areas of command to ensure that there is smooth monitoring of compliance levels of these sectors in their regions.
They have also directed all the traffic police officers to map out the public transport systems in their districts of command to ensure that the inter district movement of taxis and buses is respected and he said that they will be deploying crime intelligence officers in tax and bus parks to look out for those drivers transporting passengers beyond Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso as it was directed by the President
Enanga says they will be using their CCTV systems to monitor the Levels of compliance on all sectors especially on transport systems both private and public, cargo truck as well as boda riders to see whether they carry the limited number of people as they were told and those caught in violation will be caught out by the law which includes issuing fines to them
Police has however appealed to local business community to ensure that they set up local compliance and monitoring teams to help the joint security team will in monitoring the compliance levels within their sectors.