Carry Your Vaccination Cards Everywhere You Go! Traffic Police To Kick Off Spot Road Checks For Covid-19 Vaccination cards

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By Uganda Online Media

President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Maj Tom Magambo who has been in the Internal Security Organisations(ISO) as the new police Criminal Investigations Director.

“President Museveni has promoted Private Tom Magambo to the rank of Major and appointed him Director Criminal Investigations of the Uganda Police Force,” the acting UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu said in a statement.

Kampala: Traffic Police has announced that it is soon establishing spot checks on various roads countrywide to check for Covid-19 vaccination cards and to enforce other Standard Operating Procedures for drivers, conductors, passengers and other road users.

This has been confirmed by the traffic Police spokesperson, Faridah Nampiima saying the operations are soon starting to check for vaccination cards.

“To avoid inconveniences, all passenger service vehicle crew members including drivers and conductors are reminded to carry their vaccination cars and to advise their passengers to observe Covid SOPs by wearing their facemasks at all times because the traffic police will be conducting spot checks for Covid SOPs,” Nampiima said.

Statement From Traffic Police

Meanwhile, Nampiima has further advised all road users to plan their journeys early to avoid rushing and reckless driving since most of them will be moving almost at the same time which is expected to cause heavy traffic jam.

The Works and Transport Minister, Gen Katumba Wamala last week said Traffic Police officers have been directed to stop vehicles and ask for vaccination cards from the passengers and that they are free to order everyone in the vehicle out.

Gen Katumba last week noted that detecting forged vaccination cards may be hard especially by operators, police will strictly enforce the wearing of face masks by passengers especially in public transport means.

The Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga on Monday however said the police will soon start using the online system by the Ministry of Health to help detect forged Covid certificates.

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