ARUA. The police in Arua are struggling to implement the Presidential directives on coronavirus, blaming the challenge on what they termed as ‘people’s poor attitude.’
While speaking to journalists on Friday, Mr Christopher Barugahare, the South West Nile region police commander (RPC) said people’s bad attitude has forced police to start arresting Boda Boda cyclists and drivers who have failed to heed to the recent ban on public transport.
“We are trying our best to make sure that all citizens observe maximum requirements for prevention against the spread of coronavirus in this region, but people are not listening and this remains a challenge to us in the process of enforcing these directives,” Barugahare stressed.
He, however, noted that there is a sensitization gap as many local leaders at sub-county, parish and village levels have remained silent about the COVID-19 pandemic thus making many to go against the directives unknowingly.
Barugahare disclosed that over 20 vehicles and motorcycles were on Thursday impounded by police in Arua because of the failure to obey the Presidential directives.
“The challenge is not the Boda Boda riders and drivers, but it is all about people who deliberately use them aware of the directives,” Barugahare stressed.
He also warned alarmists who cause panic among people over coronavirus by providing fake information to desist from the act.