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Traffic officers barred from plucking off number plates from vehicles

KAMPALA- The Director of Police in Uganda Police Basil Mugisha has warned traffic officers against plucking off the number plates from vehicles which he termed as vandalism.

According to a letter dated July 8th 2020 and addressed to all Regional Police and District Commanders and DistrictTraffic Officers, Mugisha said that he had learnt with concern that the Traffic officers were in habit of of vandalising peoples vehicles by plucking off the number plates of cars found with traffic offences.

“This practice is irregular and must stop forthwith” Mugisha strongly warned in his communication.

Commissioner of Police Basil Mugisha who was recently appointed as Director of Traffic to replace Steven Kasiima said that the traffic officers should be guided by Section 15 and 152 (i) (c) of the Traffic and Road Safety Act when conducting their duties.

He also asked the traffic officers to use CCTV cameras to track down offenders when necessary.


Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.


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