Police has today started fully implementing the directive from the Office of the Prime Minister which demanded that all roadblocks and barriers on major highways are removed.
The Prime Minister’s directive came after President Yoweri Museveni was informed that over 39 roadblocks in Uganda had jeopardized the free movement of goods and services across the East African Community member states.
However, as of today, police spokesperson Fred Enanga has confirmed that all roadblocks and barriers on major roadblocks are no more following the strategic guidance from the chief executive.
This directive will benefit traders, business dealers and investors who have been complaining of delaying their goods along the way.
Enanga said any police officer who violates this directive will be worked upon according to the law.
“Therefore, we call upon the general public, drivers and other motorists or road users that if they come across any police officer, found in breach of this directive, they should immediately alert the national population command centre,” he said.
Speaking at a Presidential Chief Executive Officers (CEO) Forum in Kampala on Thursday afternoon last week, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja said this is intended to create an opportunity for traders to engage in trade without any hindrance.
Enanga assured the public not to worry due to the presence of the safety and security countermeasures, which have been put in place, saying that all major highways will be patrolled by an integrated highway patrol unit which will handle any incidents of crime.