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Truckers waste disposal habits worry Acholi leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Acholi regional coronavirus task force is bothered by the uncontrolled disposal of waste by truck drivers along major highways saying it could spread the coronavirus disease to communities. The task force members say much as efforts are being made to restrict the movement …

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Are traditional highway stopovers losing their flare?

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  At Mbizinnya in Buwama Town Council, the race is on., armed with roasted chicken, gonja, soft drinks, and other types of meat, the roadside vendors are peering at an oncoming commuter taxi.    The moment the taxi slows to the parking side; the vendors begin to …

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Police intensifies traffic patrols along highways to curb accidents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traffic officers in Busoga East police region have intensified mobile patrols along highways with an aim of curbing accidents. The patrols are targeting vehicles under Dangerous Mechanic Condition-DMCs, drunken drivers and people driving without permits among others. On Wednesday, a team of motorized, non-motorized …

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Uganda’s deadly highways

Poor road design leading cause of fatalities Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Whenever there is a fatal accident on any of Uganda’s highways, traffic police almost always blames “human error.” Uganda is a landlocked country and available statistics show that every year, 97% of goods and almost 100% of passengers …

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