President Museveni, last night, ordered Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema the head of the Anti-Corruption Unit of State House to deal with errant officers in the Local Defence Units (LDUs) and other forces in the fight against the deadly pandemic, COVID-19.
The president was particularly worried about some officers mistreating people during the enforcement of the curfew directive that begins at 7pm every night.
“Last night, I announced that the public can report erring security officers/law enforcers to Edith Nakalema, especially those unnecessarily harassing our people during this lockdown and curfew. The numbers to call are: Toll free: 0800202500, WhatsApp: 0778202500, SMS: 0778202500.” President Museveni tweeted.
The President made the announced after members of the public raised complaints against Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) and LDUs. He also warned crime preventers against involving themselves in any security related tasks as the country responds to the spread of the Coronavirus.
“Then we have some crooks as usual. Crime preventers should not involve themselves in our system. Don’t say I am a crime preventer, I now take up a role of searching this place. Self deployment must stop. Some LDUs are misbehaving by entering people’s homes. With Curfew you are looking for people outside not inside homes,” Museveni said.
The President clarified that curfew does not mean being in the house, but families can continue to use their homesteads.
Uganda has registered 48 infections of Coronavirus in 4 weeks and the government has moved to take drastic measures to halt the spread.