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Parliament passes traffic and road safety bill

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has passed the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bill among others will strengthen road transport regulation and road safety management in Uganda, address existing challenges such as new and emerging trends, increased number of road users including motorcycles, increased …

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JOBS: Drivers wanted at UEDCL

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL)is looking for drivers. Job Title: Driver Number of positions : 05 Duty Station: Kampala 1. A minimum of A Level certificate 2. Five years experience in truck driving 3. Minimum age is 35 years DEADLINE: January, 24 …

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Army chief warns UDPF drivers, store keepers on drunkenness

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF drivers and store men have been advised to regulate their alcohol consumption to safeguard the reputation of the two departments that are considered the backbone of the force. Brig Ronald Bigirwa, the Commandant of the UPDF Service Brigade made the …

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Torfaera, Iceland’s off-road mania

Akranes, Iceland | AFP |  After more than half a century, revving engines in the tough off-road sport known locally as “torfaera” still draw crowds who love the noise and daring drivers. It’s late summer and Akrafjall mountain, which looms over the small town of Akranes, has been turned into a …

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MPs seek penalties for motorists who splash water on pedestrians

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A cross-section of legislators is proposing penalties against drivers who splash water on pedestrians.  Such incidences have been common, in parts of Kampala, where a number of roads are covered in potholes, logged with water and poor drainage systems. In some instances, drivers who splash …

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Taxify to disconnect dishonest drivers

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE  | In the coming months, drivers/riders operating under Taxify might have to abide by the terms and conditions of the trade lest they lose their job. Julian Byamugisha, the city manager for Taxify, Kampala told The Independent by email that Taxify team recently flagged fraudulent …

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