Uganda police van seen carrying passengers in Kampala city centre contradicting with the presidential guidelines to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uganda Police has arrested its driver identified as Sgt/Driver Christopher Opio who was captured on camera transporting passengers to Kampala which is against the new Presidential guidelines and Ministry of Health SOPs.
Christopher is attached to Public Relations Department
CP Fred Enanga condemned the drivers actions and thanked the public for recording the video
“As the police, we strongly condemn the actions of our driver, which serves to undermine our enforcement efforts in the fight against COVID-19 in the country“
“The shameful act is also in direct contrast with our fleet management protocols, where all police drivers are as a MUST directed to park their vehicles at their work stations.” – CP Fred Enanga noted
“We want to thank the public for recording and sharing the video on such acts of gross misconduct by officers. The UPF, is a disciplined force, which does not condone any misuse of its fleet, moreso during a critical period of the pandemic, where a good percentage of our fleet including buses, lorries, vans and motorcycles are redirected towards the enforcement of the anti-covid 19 measures,” he added
The driver was immediately tracked down and arrested from as far as Kole District, enroute to his home District in Alebtong.
He is being charged with scandalous behaviour, which attracts a dismissal, disobedience of lawful orders and acting negligently in a manner likely to spread the virus.
Police promises to deal robustly with all forms of indiscipline in the force.