Arua Resident District Commissioner (also Arua City Commissioner), Mr. Nahori Oya cautions public against acts that may destabilize peace on festive period.
The RDC sounds this warning while giving Christmas message from his office on Thursday.
Nahori says criminal rates in the previous years during Christmas and New Year celebration has been high and calls for calls for calm to make difference this year.
“Ever year, Christmas comes with its own excitement and the problems that vary from one community to another. Often, these problems disturb our balance of peace during the festive seasons; Christmas and New Year. Let us be conscious of our security” the RDC warns.
He advise public to follow security guidelines if they are to be on the safer-side of law.
“Get home earlier, safeguard your properties and avoid moving in suspicious places and groups that pose danger to your safety” he advices.
As COVID-19 hits the globe with over 32,000 cumulative confirmed cases in the country, RDC challenge public to follow guidelines issued by Ministry of Health to combat further spread of the virus.
“If you care about your life and the health of others, you do not need to be compelled by law enforcement officers to observe the Standard Operating Procedures. Be informed that vaccines for on COVID-19 may be available within 2-3 months, this is still a long way. So please take care” he says.
The Christmas celebration for this year is unusual resulting from the global Coronavirus pandemic that has seen many countries including Uganda under lockdown to prevent further spread of the virus.