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By Uganda Online Media

Kampala: The Inspector-General of Police, John Martins Okoth Ochola has cautioned Ugandans to be security cautious and also observe Covid Standard Operating Procedures during the festive season.

Ochola noted that much as people are celebrating Christmas festivals countrywide, they should not forget that Uganda is still at a big risk especially with the Covid-19 Omicron Variant that has caused an increase in covid-19 cases in the recent weeks.

“Just like last year, we continue to celebrate the festive season amidst the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19, and its impact on many families, businesses and communities across the country.  It has meant many sacrifices in the daily lives of many Ugandans and visitors.  We are currently, faced with another significant risk of the new Omicron variant, which if we do not take seriously, will cost us many more lives and other health risks,” Ochola said.

“I wish to remind all Ugandans and visitors, to remain vigilant and take appropriate precautions to reduce the risks of terrorism, COVID-19 and violent crime, leading up to, during and after the festive season,”he added.

Ochola however said as members of the public enjoy the Christmas festivities, the joint security agencies will be ready to protect them and their property.

“Although these festive threats exist, the Joint Security Agencies are more than prepared this time around and dedicated to combatting all security-related and violent crimes targeting the Ugandan public and visitors to the country. “

“As we all celebrate the holidays, let us all take time to recognize the brave officers, who are on duty, to keep the country safe.  Let me also use this opportunity to honor all our officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.  Their ultimate sacrifices, diligence and love for the country, is remembered during this festive season, as we pray for their loved ones,” he said.

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