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Bus operators deploy upcountry targeting school learners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bus operators have deployed more buses upcountry in response to the increased demand ahead of the school reopening on Monday. Schools are expected to resume on January 10th, 2022 following the nearly two-year closure as part of the COVID-19 containment measures. Several buses have been …

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Police impound eight buses in Kamdini for violating curfew

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of travelers en route Northern Uganda were stranded last night when police impounded eight buses at Kamdini checkpoint in Kamdini town council, Oyam district for violating the nighttime curfew. The affected buses include Eastern Nile Coach registration number UAK 206G, Friendship Bus KCF 702G, …

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Bus operators fail to enforce new transport fares

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bus operators in Kampala on Thursday did not hike the charges they have proposed for passengers traveling to different destinations across the country. The operators through their umbrella body, the Uganda Bus Owners Association – UBOA announced a raise in the transport fares on …

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Few passengers, fuel costs hit bus operators

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reduced demand for upcountry travel, the relatively high fares and the rising costs of fuel have combined to inflict losses on bus companies, according to operators URN talked to. They however say they cannot abandon their business at this time because they have to …

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Kampala’s Old Taxi Park to reopen this month

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The old taxi park will be reopened on October 20, even before completion of the renovation works, Kampala Capital City Authority- KCCA has resolved. A report presented by Hakim Kizza, the Executive Secretary for Engineering and Works to the KCCA council on Thursday, indicates …

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COVID-19: Bus fares hiked as many leave Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Long-distance bus fares have doubled as people flock the bus stations to travel upcountry. This follows the Sunday night announcement by President Yoweri Museveni, of new COVID-19 containment measures. The president said passenger transport between or through districts would be banned starting June 10 – …

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India donates trucks, buses to UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF has received buses and courier trucks from the government of India. The Indian Prime Minister of India Shri Narender pledged to donate the equipment to UPDF when he visited Uganda in 2018. The equipment that includes 10 Tata …

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Frustrated travelers resort to trucks as transport fares flare

Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  As the struggle for the limited number of taxis and buses continues in city parks amidst hiked fares, some travelers are exploring alternative means to get to their destinations. Hundreds of travelers stormed various taxi and bus parks in Kampala on Tuesday following the resumption …

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