BUSHENYI SECURITY AUTHORITIES TO CONFISCATE VEHICLES ILLEGALLY PARKED AT PETROL STATIONS
By Sandra Tumwekwase
Heads of Security in Bushenyi district have resolved to confiscate number plates of all vehicles found illegally parked at petrol stations especially at night.
The resolution was made yesterday during a security meeting attended by LCIII chairpersons, Gombolola Internal Security Officers (GISO), Security companies and petrol stations managers chaired by the deputy RDC Rosemary Atuhaire at RDC’s office in Bushenyi.
The petrol station owners were given one-day ultimatum to deliver the message to their clients and the directive takes effect today 18th April 2023.
According to Ms. Rosemary Atuhaire, parking at petrol station for a long time has become a habit in Bushenyi and this puts district’s security at stake.
Ms. Atuhaire explained that using petrol stations as parking stations may pave a way for bad elements who may want to destabilize the peace and stability of the district.
She also cautioned security companies managers to ensure they pay their employees arguing that delayed payments are fueling parking at the stations since security guards charge some money on every vehicle that spends a night at the station in order to make ends meet.
The District Internal Security Office also warned security companies owners to ensure property training of their employees citing out poor training as the cause of murder cases that involve security guards.
He vowed to arrest any security guard found drunk while on duty or looming streets with a gun instead of being on duty station.
Faridah Nalwadda, the manager Bam petrol station Kizinda welcomed the resolution with open hands explaining that it has been risky for them especially the security guards