Police Maintains Deployment at Uganda- South Sudan Entry Points

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Solomon Osakan, the Arua desk officer, Office of the Prime Minister says all refugees are first screened at the reception center before they are registered and transferred to the camps.

Police have maintained deployment at all entry points along the Uganda-South Sudan border to stop the infiltration of firearms into the country. The entry points include Oraba in Koboko, Elegu and Nimule in Adjumani and Moyo border.
 
Josephine Angucia, the North Western Region police spokesperson, says the officers are meant to disarm the fleeing South Sudanese to ensure they don't cross into Uganda with firearms.

 
//Cue in: "The major purpose"
Cue out… "Into the country"//
 
  
On July 10, 2016 two South Sudanese nationals were arrested in Moyo district with firearms. Angucia says they have directed local leaders in various district in West Nile report to report any South Sudanese national found in possession of firearms.


//Cue in: "We advise the locals"
Cue out… "Commit any crime"
 
Nezma Ocokoru, the Arua Hill Division LC 3 chairperson, is also concerned about South Sudanese nationals who enter Arua and rent houses without providing any clear identification to the local authorities.

 
//Cue in: "Instead of living"
Cue out… "The relevant personnel"//
 
Solomon Osakan, the Arua desk officer, Office of the Prime Minister says all refugees are first screened at the reception center before they are registered and transferred to the camps. 


He says the screening exercise helps to identify the refugees and handle cases of those who want to enter with illegal fire arms.