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High fuel prices force half of Uganda’s buses off the road

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rising fuel prices have driven a quarter of Uganda bus companies out of business and half of the buses off the road. The bus companies offering public transport in Uganda have started closing business due to their inability to break even. Of the over 80 …

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Five buses impounded in relaunched fika salama crackdown

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have impounded five buses in Luwero following the renewed fika salama operations. The impounded buses are registration number UBG 559S belonging to Robyln Coaches, UAK 206G for Eastern Nile Coaches, UAZ 609W for Baby Coaches, UAQ 045Q for Eagle Coaches, and UAY 659C for California …

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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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