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Many deaths could be prevented with the timely arrival of competent emergency pre-hospital medical services at accident scenes | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | When you enter the accident and emergency casualty ward at Mulago National Referral hospital, it is screams and grinding of teeth in pain, with doctors and nurses pacing …

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The dilemma of boda boda transport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixteen-year-old Ruth Nalubega has lost interest in learning after losing both arms in a boda boda accident. It all started on July 24, 2021, when the teenager picked a boda boda in Mukono town at around 5pm to rush her to Lugazi town, about 18km …

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Roadside vendors in Gulu city ordered off the streets

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gulu city security committee has ordered vendors to vacate the roadside over security threats and accidents. There are hundreds of roadside vendors operating along different roads in Gulu city. They are mainly congested along the Gulu-Kampala highway, Main street, around Stanbic bank, and Andrea Olal …

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Road Accidents: 229 killed in September, 1,000 injured

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 229 people perished in 1,407 road accidents recorded last month, according to the police’s Directorate of Traffic and Road Safety. Faridah Nampiima, the Traffic Directorate Spokesperson, said that the accidents which mostly emanated from reckless driving also resulted in serious and minor …

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Hoima sugar truck drivers on the spot over spate of accidents

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Drivers attached to Hoima sugar limited are on the spot over rampant accidents along the Hoima-Kikuube road. A number of accidents have happened on this road in the last two months and most of the accidents have been caused by truck drivers attached to Hoima …

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Why so many accidents on Ugandan roads?

COMMENT | Samson Tinka |  Recent police accident figures are alarming.  At least 2,634 pedestrians and cyclists are killed on Uganda roads every year according to the Traffic Police records for the last four years. Figures on fatalities between 2016 and 2019 shows 10,537 pedestrians and riders were knocked dead …

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Works minister reinstates Operation Fika Salaama

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | The Minister of Works and Transport, Gen. Edward Katumba has appealed to all Ugandans to join the fight against irresponsible road usage in the country especially during the upcoming festive season which coincides with the political campaign period in the run up to national elections …

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National Building Board moves to fight accidents at construction sites

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Building Review Board-NBRB has tasked city authorities to institute committees to oversee the construction of buildings in their areas. During a sensitization meeting for Masaka city officials and leaders, Milton Fred Ocen, a member from the NBRB said no new buildings will be …

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