KAMPALA – The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango has on Tuesday, March 31 revealed that there was general compliance to the presidential directives on prohibiting the use of private vehicles, boda-bodas, and tuk-tuks.
According to Mr Onyango, the Joint task forces were deployed in strategic places, set up checkpoints, used foot and motorist patrols to enforce the orders.
“Most people have complied with the directives except a few individuals who attempted to defy,” he said in a statement.
He, however, revealed that they have impounded 167 motor vehicles whose owners seem to have defied president’s directives.
“Most motorcyclists complied with the directives today. The compliance rate is higher than the defiance rate,” Onyango noted.
He called upon members of the public to continue obeying and observing the presidential directives.
Announcing the strict guidelines and a ban on private transport and people movements on Monday, March 31, Mr. Museveni said it had been done because some private car owners had turned their vehicles into public transport vehicles “without license”, saying such and the general indiscipline among the population was dangerous.
“We have therefore decided to error on the side of caution. We must deny the virus the fuel to move,” he said.
This ban on the movement of private vehicles was effective at 10 p.m. on Monday, March 30.