Police has directed Radio and Television stations across the country to notify police commanders within their areas of operations about their late night shows that might require their guests to move beyond curfew hours.
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga says that it has come to their attention that while journalists are allowed to travel at night because of they are among essential service workers, most of the people appearing on their programs are not in the same category.
He says now
media houses will be required to write to their area police stations indicating
the guests to be hosted, where they stay, the routes they will be using while
returning home after the talk shows and the time the programs will start and
According to Enanga, this will enable them to alert their officers on the ground about the categories of people to be excused from those being held apprehended for violating curfew directives. ACP Enanga speaking…ACP Enanga also expressed concern about the reluctance by several Ugandans to implement Standard Operating Procedures which they used to negotiate with government to lift the lockdown. END