Over 30 Netted
Police in Kampala is temporarily holding over 30 persons for illegally doing business in the city center.
This follows an operation conducted by the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Denis Namuwoza over an influx of traders in downtown and other parts of the Central Business District.
Traders, hawkers, and street vendors were dispersed in running battles with police cops and given a stern warning not to return until they are permitted to work.
Also, over 30 people found operating open printeries shops at Nasser road and Nkurumah road in Kampala were arrested.
The operation also targeted vehicles moving without permission in the City center.
Over 30 Netted
The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigirye says the operation was done in an impromptu manner to check the compliance on Covid-19 SOPs and capture those working illegally.
“over 30 people who were found operating inside buildings were arrested. In the operation, another 50 motor vehicles were impounded at currently parked at Wandegeya, Katwe, and Central Police Stations. The operation was as a result of checking on the compliance on Covid-19 SOPs since many people had resumed flocking into the city,” Owoyesigyire said.
He however points out that the suspects will be released after they have been cautioned.
Last month, President Museveni ordered another national lockdown for 42 days after the second wave of Covid-19 hit the country.
President Museveni banned all public and private transport, office and business operations except for a few essential workers.
He also stopped people from aimlessly moving to the city center.