Ahmed Kateregga Musaazi, the Masaka Deputy Resident City Commissioner, who addressed taxi operators after the meeting, said that the security chiefs identified the practice of hiring vehicles for self-drive as a possible loophole for the wrong people can utilize to commit atrocities.
The joint security task force in Greater Masaka has directed public transport operators to stop hiring out their vehicles for
This is part
of the security advisory by Masaka
District Security Committee, which
convened an extraordinary meeting in the wake of terror incidents characterized
by multiple bomb explosions in Kampala
central business district on Tuesday this week.
The regional security meeting
chaired by Brigadier General Deus Sande, the Commandant of UPDF Mechanized Brigade at
Kasijjagirwa in Masaka and attended by Resident District Commissioners and all
Police Commanders from the nine districts in the greater Masaka sub-region, resolved to heighten security and community vigilance as the best
way to avert similar terror incidents.
Ahmed Kateregga Musaazi, the Masaka Deputy Resident City Commissioner, who addressed taxi operators after the
meeting, said that the
security chiefs identified the practice of hiring vehicles for self-drive as a
possible loophole for the wrong people can utilize to commit atrocities.
that the unsuspecting car taxi operators and special car owners can easily be
manipulated by wrong people masquerading
as customers and convince them to hire their vehicles for eventual use in their evil missions.
According to Kateregga,
besides instructing taxis and special hire vehicles to step up their vigilance all the time, the security
committee also asked them to stop
hiring out the vehicles to strange clients.
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Katumba Ssegawa, the Patron of Masaka Taxi
Operators and Drivers Association, says that they have harmonized positions with the
security team for
purposes of ensuring the safety of the people in the area.
He says that they also want the new security
guidelines to be broadened beyond
the hire of public vehicles to also involve private cars and motorcycles.
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Cue out; ….obulamu
to sources that attended the security meeting, besides increasing both covert
and overt security operations in the region, General Ssande issued express
instructions to security chiefs in the area to carry out spontaneous security
checks on any
places they deem necessary.
Security also mapped out potential
hotspots of terror activities and agreed to deploy personnel who will always
watch over them.