KANUNGU – Twelve Ugandans who disobeyed the cross border regulations in Kanungu Districts have earned themselves 14 days mandatory isolation in Matanda Quarantine Unit located in Kihihi Sub County.
Emmy Ngabirano, the Kanungu Deputy Resident District Commissioner told our reporter that the 12 were picked from Kyeshero, Kashenyi and Butogota after they allegedly disobeyed President Yoweri Museveni directives and sneaked into Democratic Republic of Congo to tend to their gardens and returned.
Ngabirano said that anyone found to have sneaked into Democratic Republic of Congo will first have to be isolated before he / she is allowed to mix with the Community.
The 12 people include one year old baby, 5 children below 15 years 5 women and one man who crossed into Democratic Republic of Congo in guise to harvest their crops which is against the directives.
While addressing the country last month, President Museveni directed for the closure of all borders and ordered the UPDF to ensure that all borders are sealed off especially the short cuts.
However in Kanungu District, the people living astride the border with Democratic Republic of Congo refused to heed the directive and some of them have been sneaking there to harvest their gardens.
Ngabirano said that there are now 45 people being held at Matanda Quarantine Unit where the health official are monitoring their health status and will be discharged after completing the mandatory 14 days.