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Japan offers sh88billion grant to improve Kampala traffic

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda government has today signed a grant agreement with Japan for sh88.6 billion project to help improve traffic control in Kampala. Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija signed the grant aid agreement with the Japanese Ambasador Kazuaki Kameda . The grant  will be spent on constructing …

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Police warns of terror threat, unveils Martyrs Day traffic guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With only four days left to this year’s Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations, security agencies have put pilgrims on the high alert for suspected terror threats. The Deputy Police spokesperson, Polly Namaye, says they have received intelligence indicating that suspected terrorists have sneaked into the country. …

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UPDF start probe on Kampala-Jinja Road traffic incident

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Ambassador to Burundi retired Major General Matayo Kyaligonza has come under attack from the public for manhandling a female traffic police officer. Gen. Kyaligonza, a National Resistance Army (NRA) historical was captured in a photo on Sunday together with his two armed UPDF …

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Traffic Police stuck with 20,000 driving permits

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police Force is stuck with over 20,000 driving permits that have not been picked by traffic offenders. Some of the permits have been confiscated from errant drivers and multiple traffic offenders. The drivers are usually expected to pick the permits after …

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Stolen motor vehicle number plate

STOLEN VEHICLE PLATES: How to avoid it and what to do if you’re hit Kampala, Uganda | MOTORING GURU |  Motor vehicle registration (number) plates have become a major target of criminals. The goal of the criminals, in most cases, is to extort money from the car owner.  It is …

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Dubai airport retains top global spot for 5th year

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Dubai International Airport said it retained its top global spot in 2018 after serving the largest number of passengers for the fifth year in a row despite falling short of its target. Traffic at the major transit hub rose slightly to 89.15 million passengers, …

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Traffic along Northern by-pass diverted for two months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traffic along the Northern bypass has been diverted for a period of two months to enable civil works on the highway. The diversions take effect from Friday. According to the January 24 public notice issued by the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA, the diversions will enable …

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Entebbe airport registers 7.5% increase in traffic

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is 7.5 percent increase in the number of travelers entering Uganda through Entebbe International Airport, the Public Affairs Manager Civil Aviation Authority-CAA, Vianney Luggya has revealed. Statistics from the airport show that Uganda received 1,620,000 passengers in 2017. However, Entebbe International Airport registered 130,099 …

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Shortage of speed guns hampers traffic police work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Shortage of speed guns is hampering the work of traffic police officers on major highways. According to the Police Director in charge Traffic and Road Safety, Dr Stephen Kasiima, the police have only about 20 functioning speed guns. Kasiima revealed this at the launch of …

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JINJA ROAD: Excavation, traffic diversion Friday November 9

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of Jinja road in Kampala will be closed to motorists and traffic will be diverted to alternative routes in the next three weeks as National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) excavates and lays new pipelines. Government of Uganda is building new sewer …

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