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Two dead, 13 injured in Pader road accident

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people died on Monday afternoon while 13 others were left critically injured after a taxi they were travelling in overturned along Gulu-Kitgum highway. The incident involving a taxi registration number UBJ 164A, happened at around 2pm, about five kilometers from Laguti trading center in …

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Taxi operators Sacco buys vehicle from emyooga funds

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of taxi operators under Manjiya Taxi Operators Sacco in Bududa district have brought a taxi from the emyooga funds. Emyooga, a presidential initiative for wealth and job creation was rolled out in October 2020 to support among others, market vendors, welders, taxi drivers, …

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Accident claims three, injures four in Luweero

Luweero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three passengers have been confirmed dead and four others critically injured when a trailer rammed into a taxi in Luweero district.  The accident occurred at Kakinzi village in Luweero district along the Kampala-Gulu highway yesterday evening. It involved a Kampala bound trailer registration number T141 …

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Masaka city authorities move to manage transport business

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka city authorities have started rolling out a plan of resuming to manage the transport business in the city. The new era in Masaka’s public transport was proclaimed by city clerk John Behangane while addressing reporters on Tuesday. Behangane says that the city authorities have …

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70 taxis impounded for operating on illegal stages

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | More than 70 taxis have been impounded for operating in ungazetted areas in Kampala and five drivers arrested for assaulting police officers. The vehicles were arrested in an operation carried out by Kampala Central Police Station following the failure by the KCCA enforcement teams to crackdown …

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25 taxi touts arrested for defying presidential directives

Mbarara, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Mbarara has arrested 25 taxi touts for defying presidential directives. Following the suspension of public transport over Covid-19, President Museveni banned touts from the parks as a measure of curtailing the spread of the virus.  The touts were arrested in an operation conducted …

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Hundreds of passengers spend night in taxi, bus parks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 2000 travelers spent Thursday night in city Taxi and Bus parks across Kampala due to curfew restrictions. According to the officials of Namayiba Bus Terminal, USAFI and New Taxi Parks, hundreds of travelers couldn’t get transport means to their destinations because of …

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Passengers stranded as public transport reopens

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several passengers were on Thursday morning left stranded as public transport resumed two months after PSVs were thrown off the roads as the country made attempts to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The ban was lifted earlier this week and according to …

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