KAMPALA – Movement permits for all categorised essential workers will be applied for online on the Ministry of Works and Transport – MoWT – website, noted a statement from the ministry of health, released on Sunday.
The travel permits will be required for all persons who want to move in the next 42 days during the lockdown. The permits will only be issued to essential workers as described by the president.
The categorised essential staff include health workers, journalists, utility providers, cargo trucks, security officers, manufacturers and government employees.
The statement, which Dr Charles Olaro signed on behalf of the director-general of health services, noted: “The responsible officer in the health facility/ institution will download a movement request form from MoWT website.
“This form will then be filled and submitted to the same link with names of the health workers and other essential workers that will be working throughout this period.”
The Works ministry will either approve or deny permission for the permits, according to the statement, and in which, feedback on the application will be communicated through the same link.
Heads of institutions will be expected to provide details of their staff like names and car number in the application. If the application is accepted, a permit will be generated and issued through the link. It will be downloadable from the MoWT website.
The permit will have a QR code which, will be used to verify the validity of the permit.