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Lukwago rubbishes bus talk

By Aloysious Kasoma

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has denied allegations about the purchase of buses by Kampala Capital City Authority as reported in the media and labeled them untrue.

Lukwago was addressing a meeting of taxi owners and drivers at City Hall yesterday.

He said that there is no bus program at KCCA and whatever appeared in the local newspapers was a hoax.

“The budget doesn’t cater for buses, we must improve on the infrastructure first before we embrace the buses,” he said.

“Unless am behind the news, according to the World Bank Program, for the Bus Rapid Transport System (BRT), we need fly overs, bus lanes among others to cater for buses,” he said.

Lukwago said this was one of the challenges the pioneer bus company faced in its operations.

It is reported that Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) intends to import over 400 buses from Tata Motors, an Indian firm and the authority’s team of experts left the country last week to inspect and negotiate the price.

They are expected to operate in the city’s five divisions in order to avoid problems Pioneer Easy Bus ran into with the districts of Wakiso, Mpigi and Mukono.

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