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Museveni Crackdown: No entry to Hotels, places of worship without valid ID

Museveni Crackdown No entry to Hotels, places of worship without valid ID

President Museveni has issued a new directive requiring Ugandans to present national identification cards or passports in order to access certain facilities going forward.

In a televised address, the President announced that identification will now be mandatory for entering hotels, places of worship, entertainment venues and other public premises to enhance security monitoring.

Museveni explained the move is aimed at curbing growing threats of terrorism which have escalated in the region. Stricter screening will make it difficult for undesirable elements to blend into masses anonymously.

Authorities will roll out measures to enforce the new identification mandate, with senior officials tasked with ensuring comprehensive compliance across all affected establishments nationwide.

Those without valid ID will be denied entry as facilities keep records of identifying details of all visitors as per regulations. Senior citizens who may lack IDs can alternatively present local council letters.

While acknowledging concerns over inconvenience, the President stressed protecting citizens from harm takes precedence. Security agencies will also ramp up surveillance and vetting processes.

The new directive is effective immediately although a campaign will educate the public. Those flouting the rules will face penalties under relevant laws.

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