The Kayunga District Chief Administrative Officer-CAO Roselin Adongo Ruhoni has written to the District Police Commander requesting him to impound all government vehicles found moving during curfew hours.
According to Ruhoni, several government vehicles including tipper trucks and double cabin pickups for both lower local councils and the district move beyond the normal working hours without authorization, ferrying sand and other items for private individuals.
“Apprehend any government vehicle attached to the town council moving beyond 7pm with more emphasis on tipper truckers reg; UG2212W, UG2540W, LG0021-49, LG0019-49 and LG0009-49 which in addition should be stopped from moving beyond district boarders without my authorization,” the requesting letter reads in part.
During the recent presidential address against covid-19, the president directed the Resident District Commissioners, Chief Administrative Officers and District Health Officers across the country to regulate movement of people including government workers.
The RDC Elija Madoi notes that several government vehicles had started to fail the efforts of the district Covid-19 task force by making unnecessary movements and at the same time smuggling people from one district to another.
Madoi appeals to Kayunga residents to understand the hardship involved in treating Covid-19 rules especially when the situation worsens to the extent of requiring oxygen that it is too expensive.
The district so far has registered 237 positive cases, with 135 people under home based care treatment, five hospitalized under critical condition and seven reportedly dead while 90 people have so far recovered.