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Transport Ministry asks for sh21billion for road safety campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works and Transport is seeking sh21.5 billion to implement road safety programs and activities. In May, the Government launched the National Road Safety Action Plan, a decade-long plan after it failed to achieve the 2011-2020 UN Decade of Action for Road …

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Police cautions bodas on using Northern Bypass flyovers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The traffic police have cautioned boda boda riders against using northern bypass flyovers because they have increasingly become death traps. Farida Nampiima, the traffic police spokesperson, explains that boda boda riders who use the upper part of northern bypass have increasingly become victims of …

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Reducing road carnage

  Consider yourself as only sensible person on the road, says Gen. Katumba  Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | On May 4, a Kampala-bound bus operated by Link Bus Services crashed and overturned several times killing 20 people on spot; including its driver leaving many others injured just a …

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Kitgum municipality impounds pigs, goats for causing accidents

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Central division, Kitgum municipality have started impounding animals found loitering within their jurisdiction and levying fines on the owners. Geoffrey Toolit, the LC3 chairperson Kitgum central division, says that stray animals such as goats, cattle, and pigs disrupt traffic, and have in some …

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Police records 59 deaths in New Year accidents, crime incidents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 59 people lost their lives during celebrations to usher in the New Year, according to police records. Of these, 39 died in road crashes. According to the spokesperson of the traffic directorate Faridah Nampiima, 39 deaths resulted from 106 accidents recorded between December …

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58 dead, 190 injured in Christmas accidents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 58 people lost lives in accidents recorded during the Christmas holiday, according to records released by the Traffic and Road Safety Directorate. Altogether, 248 people were involved in accidents recorded between December 23 and boxing day, December 26. Traffic and Road Safety Directorate …

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