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Boda boda riders continue to defy ban on public transport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several boda boda riders around the country have continued to defy the ban on public transport, two days after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced it. On Wednesday evening the president issued an order suspending the use of public transport in order to reduce the …

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Dozens of boda-bodas impounded over defying Presidential directives

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies led by traffic police have today impounded dozens of boda-bodas because the riders have defied President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s directive to stop public transport for 14-days in the drive to control spread of COVID -19. On Wednesday night Museveni suspended taxis, mini- buses, …

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Govt suspends public transport to contain coronavirus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has this evening issued an order suspending the use of public transport in order to cut the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 disease. Uganda today confirmed five new cases, pushing the number of those infected to 14. He also announced …

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Works Ministry moves to control public transport fares

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works and Transport is finally moving to tighten controls over operations of public transport in Uganda, more than 18 years after government liberalized the sector. The latest move will streamline mechanisms for setting fair and reasonable transport fares on all the …

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Travelers want public transport regulated

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Each festival season, operators of public transport hike transport to the high volume of travelers. The most affected are travelers to distant routes to the East and the western Uganda where fares more than double. Transporters take advantage of the absence of checks and balances …

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