The motorists in Bududu have said police is simply fining motorists at their own rates instead of giving them official recipients as communicated by the president.
Motorists in Bududa district have decried the illegal fines by police.
On Sunday President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ordered that public vehicles will not inter cross through districts starting June 10th.
motorists in Bududu have said police is simply fining motorists at
their own rates instead of giving them official recipients as
communicated by the president.
In his address on
Sunday Museveni made it clear there will be no inter district travel as a
away of limiting the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). He however
said those who violate the directive shall pay fines in the bank.
Wamono, a bodaboda cyclist said traffic police at Manafwa- Bududa high
way intercepted him while he was coming from Manafwa and threatened to
arrest him if he does not pay a fine of 200,000.
to Wamono he pulled out 50,000 shillings and paid something he said he
knew is illegal but had no option. He said he was not given a receipt to
pay in the bank like it was communicated by the president.
Wabomba, said he was charged 100,000 by police for fear of losing his
motorcycle while on his way to Manafwa district from Bududa.
boda boda cyclist Andrew Khaukha asked police to allow them carry more
than one person but keep the SOPs as it has always been since their
bosses want money every day.
Martin Wanda, a taxi
driver in Mbale asked the government to expedite printing
of receipts so as to minimize extorting by the police.
he also paid 100,000 shillings even after requesting to be considered
since he was not carrying anyone in his taxi but only wanted to drive it
According to Gerald Mugisha, the
O.C police Bududa Central Police Station, they have not yet received
official fines receipts from their superiors in Kampala. He however
said he is not aware of police extorting money from motorists.