At this point, it is evident that Ugandans are tired of lockdown and curfew. There have been complaints on social media and TV by Ugandans asking whether they still need to be subjected to the 7 pm curfew and the seemingly never-ending lockdown.
Last week, controversial city pastor Joseph Kabuleta said that Ugandans are tired of being treated like boarding school kids, and yesterday, Archbishop Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga urged the government to open up worship centres.
Today, while replying to a question a Twitter user asked of how curfew has been helpful ever since it was introduced, back in March, Police Political Commissar Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Asan Kasingye has said that general crime has significantly reduced since March 18.
“Overall, since Mar18, crime has been the lowest, compared to the same period (of three months) over the years, except Gender-based Violence and murder (for this one week). Otherwise, general crime is on a decline. Our CCTV operations room can easily monitor movement of vehicles at night,” Kasingye said.
The reduction of crime is attributed to heavy deployment of Police and Local Defense Unit (LDU) officers all over the country to keep order in the night, although a few of them have taken it to the extreme while enforcing the directives.