Government through the Joint Security Agencies, have banned the selling and vending of raw weapons/tools like hoes, pangas, knives and other sharp objects on the streets by vendors and hawkers.
While announcing the ban, CP Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson, said directives had been issued to all territorial commanders to confiscate any raw sold on the streets because of its contribution to crime and its impact on public safety and security.
“We believe the confiscation of such tools, that can easily be used as weapons, will help mitigate the risks of safety and security, in our neighbourhood, on motorists and other road users,” Enanga said.
Enanga added that the forces will collaborate with Kampala Capital City Authority to accomplish the mission.
“The enforcement of the laws governing vendors, is the sole responsibility of the KCCA. We will therefore, work with KCCA, to ensure and promote a healthy, safe and security environment on our major roads,” he noted.