By Our Reporter
The Uganda Police Force has with immediate effect banned the selling of what it termed raw weapons on Kampala City Streets. The raw weapons referred to are knives, hoes, pangas and other sharp objects.
Announcing the ban yesterday, 21st February 2022, the Police Mouth Piece, Fred Enanga said the move was aimed at curtailing the rising cases of crime in the City.
“The Joint Security Agencies, have banned the selling and vending of raw weapons/tools like hoes, pangas, knives and other sharp objects on the streets by vendors and hawkers.” Enanga said.
He also revealed that the Joint Security forces have further issued directives to all territorial commanders to confiscate any raw weapon sold on the streets because of its contribution to crime and its impact on public safety and security.
“We believe the confiscation of such tools that can easily be used as weapons will help mitigate the risks of safety and security, in our neighbourhood, on motorists and other road users.” Enanga said.
He explained that it is up to KCCA to enforce the directive.
“The enforcement of the laws governing vendors, is the sole responsibility of the KCCA. We will therefore, work with KCCA, to ensure and promote a healthy, safe and secure environment on our major roads.”