Joint Security Cautions Public on Lock-down Protests

The Joint Security Forces have however received intelligence about unscrupulous people who want to cause mayhem in the Kampala Metropolitan Area and other urban areas such as Mbarara, Jinja, Kasese, Mityana, etc.

Their planned riots are aimed at stampeding the government to prematurely allow BODA BODA operators to resume normal operations, despite the systematic easing of the lockdown by the government on the recommendations of the health experts.

It should be noted that there already many reports of the Boda Bodas violating directives by carrying passengers and also flouting the curfew guidelines, among others. This is definitely wrong as it puts the operators in danger as well as their passengers, families, and the community.

COVID-19 is looking out for such loopholes and bad behaviors to exploit and penetrate our community. The cases they now have are already alarming the public and there is no need to add more.

All this notwithstanding, the joint security forces have been made aware of their plight, concerns, and challenges arising out of their inability to resume normal operations.

Today, the Joint leadership of the security forces interacted with selected leaders of the BODA BODA industry and took the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of their challenges. Resulting from this understanding, the Joint Security Forces assured the BODA BODA leaders that their concerns will be forwarded to the National Task Force in order to come up with a road-map and modalities for the full normalization of the BODA BODA operations.