KAMPALA: As Ugandans usher in the Easter holiday, Police said that, unlike the previous year, this Easter will be celebrated more joyously, with a chance to visit friends and family attend Easter shows, go to church, travel for holidays, shopping and other activities. This being noted, Police has warned that the period is prone to come with the potential for increased criminality, where opportunists and criminal elements target pedestrians, motorist, homes, passengers, and revelers among others, to attack, steal and rob them.
Deputy Police Spokesperson- SSP Claire Nabakka cautioned Ugandans to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the Police or any other security agency. “To achieve this, it’s important that people keep their mobile phones charged so that in the event of an emergency they can reach us out for help,” she said.
Much as Police levels of vigilance and alertness have been heightened, at all major places of worship, entertainment, and social events points, bus and taxi terminals, all VIP and security installations, Police reminded the public that safety is everyone’s job and responsibility. “Like always, we take security of Ugandans extremely seriously and have put up very visible, robust and focused security deployments that are closely monitored at the national and all territorial levels. Although there are no specific threats directed towards, Uganda as a country, we would like to remind all members of the public that threats of terrorism still exist,” Nabakka added.
Speaking of risky, dangerous, and reckless drivers, SSP Nabakka also warned undisciplined drivers, saying, “our traffic enforcement teams have intensified high visibility patrol and enforcement activities aimed at improving traffic discipline and compliance, it is unfortunate that risky, dangerous, and reckless still exists, which implies that some drivers do not listen”.
She further urged members of the public to consider following the safety tips listed below. “These tips and advice can help you stay as safe as possible during this Easter holiday.” https://www.upf.go.ug/christmas-safety-advice/