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COMMENT: Kindly, stop blaming road engineers

COMMENT | Moses Twesigomwe | Whenever it rains to reasonable levels, the City of Kampala experiences unprecedented levels of flooding. The general public and the elite, especially the seasoned writers, are quick to blame city [road] engineers for poor [drainage] designs and construction. I do not envy Jennifer Ssemakula Musisi’s …

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MOTORING: When stuck in traffic jam

Does turning off engine really save fuel or merely damage engine? Kampala, Uganda | MOTORING GURU | After the cost of petrol inched closer to the Shs4000 a litre recently, many motorists are concentrating on fuel saving ways. Many are wondering whether it doesn’t make sense to turn off the engine …

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Kololo and Lugogo get new traffic lights

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four more traffic junctions in Kampala will have newly installed state-of-the-art traffic signals switched on this Friday. This will bring the total of signalised junctions in Kampala City to 23 ahead a a planned 42 by close of this year. The changes will bring about …

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Did you know? Avoiding traffic jams can be simple

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | We’ve all experienced `phantom traffic jams’ that arise without any apparent cause. Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) recently showed that we would have fewer such traffic jams if we made one small change to how we drive: no more tailgating …

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When Kampala came to a standstill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hours after the end of a two-day review workshop on Kampala’s  Institutional and Infrastructure Developments at which recommendations were made to improve the traffic situation in the city, police sprang into action – by staying away from all roads. The result was a disaster for motorists. “Because …

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POLICE: No Bobi Wine procession from Entebbe

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police have blocked a planned procession from Entebbe airport to Kampala by MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. Kampala Police spokesperson Emellian Kayima said they are “having a conversation” with Bobi Wine to ensure he does not travel in a procession which they say will lead to traffic management problems on …

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Traffic jam paralyses city as Kampala Road closed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Motorists heading to the city Saturday have been caught up in traffic for hours as it turns out Kampala Road has been sealed off for the opening day of the Jumiya ya Afrika Mashariki Utamaduni (JAMAFEST) festival. The number of motorists stuck on roads …

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VIDEO: NRM SG Lumumba’s vehicle knocks dead a pedestrian

VIDEO: NRM SG Lumumba’s vehicle knocks dead a pedestrian Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA| A vehicle of the NRM Secretary General Justine Lumumba has knocked a woman dead along Entebbe road as she tried to cross the road. The incident happened this afternoon along the busy highway. The ruling party’s Secretary General …

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SGS confirms no deadline, but work continues

SGS under the guidance of Ministry of Works and Transport has revealed that there is no deadline for the mandatory motor vehicle inspection services. “Motorists are advised to bring their vehicles for inspection at the nearest inspection station to avoid any future inconveniences,” SGS said in a statement on Friday. State Minister of Works and Transport …

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