KABALE – The Kabale District Internal Security Officer Kabale, Kasheija Ronald has ordered hotel owners in the district to carryout compulsory registration of all their workers and visitors saying that this will help to boost security.
Mr. Kasheija said this on Thursday, August 1st, while closing the Kabale district capacity assessment workshop to integrate tourism planning held at White Horse Inn in Kabale Municipality.
The one day workshop that was organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities was aimed at integrating, planning and management of the tourism sector as they prepare to support the decentralization of the tourism industry.
Mr. Kasheija said that the registration will help the authorities know the people living in the area and in case of any crime act; it will be the first line of investigation.
“We have always had cases of insecurity with some individuals who use such places as hideouts for criminality. The essence of registration is to capture well the details of each individual so that incase of any suspecion, that person can be easily traced” Kasheija noted.
He also said that “this will be one way how the district will get rid of all criminals”.
The Tourism Police Commander-in-charge of Kigezi Region Mr. Emmanuel Tinka also said that it is very good for hotel owners to profile their workers and visitors saying that in case he or she dies or falls sick, it will be very easy for them and security to connect to their relatives.
“Not only visitors but also our employees, what if that person dies in your place and you have no biography of his/her origin?” Tinka questions.
“We will ensure that the hotel owners make the registration compulsory and anyone who will resist to the order will be dealt with according to the law.” Mr. Tinka said