Government Tightens Security Around Key Installations

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In his communication, Kagoda decried the security lapse at most government installations across the country.

Security has been tightened at key government installations across the city following a new terror threat targeting the facilities.  It follows a directive by Stephen Kagoda, the permanent secretary ministry of internal affairs to the secretary to the cabinet and all permanent secretaries to enhance security at all government installations because of the new terror threat. In his communication, Kagoda decried the security lapse at most government installations across the country.

He explained that they have continued to receive credible reports about plans by terror groups to hit government installations. Kagoda emphasized that the terrorists were determined to hurt the country. A visit to a few government offices in Kampala city indicates Kagoda’s directive has been implemented with most of the facilities operating metal detectors manned by police officers.
 
Some of the buildings hosting government departments with heightened security include Postal building, which is occupied by the office of the Prime Minister, Uganda Communications Commission, Uganda Research Institute, Development House and National Forestry Authority, amongst others. However, while security is tight at government installations, most public places are yet to do the same.

A visit to shopping centres and entertainment places shows a marked laxity in the observance of security. It is also not clear whether the new terror threat has been shared with the rest of the public. Judith Nabakoba, the spokesperson of the Uganda Police Force said she was not aware about any latest terror threats targeting government facilities.