Security authorities in Masaka have given proprietors of the social place a week's ultimatum to install metal detectors or risk the closure of their business.
The district security team issued the ultimatum yesterday following an on spot check on more than 30 video halls and the four discotheques whether they are equipped with metal detectors following the Kampala terror attacks.
Only Ambience discotheque, out of all the social places inspected was found to have installed metal detectors.
Some of the affected places include Cloud 9, Dorris, and Nyendo discotheques amongst others.
Titus Byaruhanga, Masaka District Police Commander says that they want all social places equipped with metal detectors to screen their patrons.
He says that video halls and discotheques are some of the places that are easily targeted by terrorists.
Joseph Kakeeto, the operator of Titanic video hall in Nyendo trading centre has welcomed the move to install the metal detectors.
He however says that video hall owners can not afford the cost of buying the metal detectors. A metal detectors costs between shillings 4 and 5 million.
Charles Kasibante, acting Masaka Mayor says that they will continue with the operation until all public places are equipped with metal detectors to protect their patrons.