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POLICE: Gateway passenger died of acute pneumonia

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A post mortem report from Soroti has revealed that the Gateway Bus passenger who died in transit on Thursday suffered acute pneumonia. The passenger, identified as Oscar Ocen who was a resident of Okoya village in Abim district, died on his way home. Ocen, who …

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Over 50 jobless after Gaagaa Bus closes

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gaagaa bus services has closed its operations allegedly due to financial troubles, leaving more than 50 employees jobless. Several unsuspecting passengers caught unawares by the closure of bus operations have been turning up at the Arua booking office only to find the place closed. …

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Bus company on the spot for abandoning SOPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Management of Link Bus Company is on the spot for abandoning the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs issued by the Health Ministry to halt the transmission of the coronavirus. Following the outbreak of Covid-19, the Ministry of Health directed transporters to carry half of their licensed …

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1,500 stranded students evacuated so far

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 1,500 students have so far been transported to their homes after they were stranded in the taxi and bus parks in Kampala. Since Tuesday, the government has been providing transport to clear the numbers of students stranded in Kampala to get back to their upcountry …

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Bus and taxi operators in Kitgum on the spot for cheating commuters

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Travelers in Kitgum district have accused bus and taxi operators of charging them exorbitantly and violating the COVID-19 standard operating procedures. The transport fares doubled after the Ministry of health directed transporters to carry half of their licensed capacity to ensure social distancing to minimize …

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The missing Police bus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police bus that had earlier been announced missing with the driver was found on Christmas eve. Geoffrey Mwase, the driver is also reported arrested after the bus was intercepted at the Morgana Petrol Station in Mityana District. The bus whose number plates had …

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Bus operators explain transport fare hike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Transport fares have soared as more Ugandans travel to the countryside ahead of Christmas and New Year festivities. The most affected are distant routes to the East and the western parts of the Country, where fares have more than doubled. Justus Baribumpe, a driver for …

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