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Gov’t to Meet Bus Operators Over Fares Ahead of Christmas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works and Transport is set to meet transport operators in a bid to regulate unnecessary hikes in public transport fares ahead of the festive season. Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala said his Ministry will convene a meeting with leaders of the Uganda Taxi …

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ISINGIRO: Bus accident claims seven lives

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven people have been confirmed dead in a road accident that happened at Kyeirumba along the Mbarara-Isingiro Road last evening. A bus registration number UBG 812K, belonging to Global Bus Company, that was heading to Kikagate is said to have collided with a Mbarara-bound Fuso …

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Bus operators, Local Government in talks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After three days of a bus strike that paralysed transport operations across the country, the bus operators and the Local Government reached an understanding to hold talks. Bus operators were perturbed over KCCA’s decision to levy a Shs2.4m million park user fees which they considered …

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Pupils lose property as bus catches fire

Ngora, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seventy pupils of Pallisa Girls Primary School in Pallisa district are counting losses following an inferno that razed down the bus they were traveling on. The pupils with their teachers were returning from a music festival held in the Serere district. They were traveling by …

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Save us from exploitative bosses – Bus Drivers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bus drivers in Uganda, under the umbrella body Uganda Bus Drivers Association (UBDA), have expressed their grievances regarding exploitation by their employers. Some drivers claimed that despite working for bus companies for more than 20 years, they have not received any contributions to their National …

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Bwaise transit terminal developers seek Govt funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The developers of the Bwaise transit terminal in Kawempe division in Kampala are seeking government funding to complete the project. The terminal is intended to accommodate taxis and buses from various regions, including northern Uganda, Kayunga-Bugerere, and Kiboga on Hoima Road. The Bwaise terminal …

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Bwaise bus terminal to open in August

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bwaise bus terminal park is set to open at the end of August as part of efforts to ease traffic in Kampala. The terminal is among the four that had way back been conceived by the then Kampala City Council now Kampala Capital City …

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Kalita abandons service along Northern Bypass route

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kalita Bus Company abruptly abandoned its commuter passenger operations along the Northern bypass hardly a year after. The company, which was using electric buses built by Kiira Motors Corporation started operations along the route around late August and early September last year. There was excitement …

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