By Steven Ariong
Police in Moroto district in Karamoja sub region have issued a tough warning to all hotels and guest house operators in Moroto and Karamoja at large to turn away all customers who book into their hotels without presenting their particulars including National Identity cards.
The warning was issued on this week as a measure aimed at fighting against any possible attacks by criminals as the country is left with to celebrate the Christmas festival.
Micheal Longole the Karamoja regional police spokesperson said Moroto has become a busy town and the criminals can take advantage of the current season to plan to launch their criminal activities.
“We have told all hotel managers, and proprietors that money is not worthy lives, any customer booking in the hotel or guest house must be registered, his country of origin, the purpose of his visit and which business she or he does and how long will he or she be residing in,”Longole said.
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According to Longole, the security is on alert following the spate of attacks by criminal gangs targeting police and army barracks.
“Since we have managed to crash their plans of attacking military bases, these criminals might think of changing their plan by blowing up places which we must be alert to”-said Longole.
Meanwhile a lot of business activities are taking place in Moroto including new upcoming hotels and social places such as disco thèques.
Peter Kitelore, the proprietor of Seven Ranges hotel in Moroto said they value the security of the country and also for their customers adding that they’re always alert.
“We value security so much and we have been registering the particulars of our customers so it’s not new,” said.
Emmanuel Abunyang the proprietor of Hotel strikers in Moroto said they have set up CCTV cameras for the purpose of monitoring security in the hotel premises.
“We have security guards, well trained on handling and suspicion and later liasse with security personnels, police and army,” he said.
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