Museveni gives more powers to Lt Col Nakalema in coronavirus fight

Lt Col Edith Nakalema

On Friday night during his 8th nation address on coronavirus, President Museveni slashed Resident District Commissioners [RDCs] powers over alleged cases of corruption.

The President said RDCs are not supposed to issue movement permits [stickers] to essential service providers, a mandate assigned to the Ministry of Works and Transport.

“I hear some RDCs were giving movement orders. That’s not their work and must stop. Contact Nakalema of Anti-Corruption Unit so that we sort those ‘pigs’,” he directed.

Mr Museveni also warned LDUs not to enter peoples’ homes while implementing the curfew night.

The Head of State last week, among many new directives he issued, announced that effective 1, April 2020, from 7pm to 6:30am, joint security forces would implement the curfew across the country.

During this trying time in which dozens of Ugandans are confined home to halt more spread of the virus, people are advised to report any corruption related incidences to the Anti-Corruption Unit based in State House.

The Anti-Corruption Unit, headed by Lt Col Edith Nakalema, received the President’s authority on Friday to handle public concerns on corruption and abuse of office by security forces during this lockdown.

You have a case to report? Call Lt Col Nakalema now, on: Toll Free: 0800202500, WhatsApp 0778202500, SMS 0778202500

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