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Truck drivers decry hefty road weight fines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Truck drivers are protesting heavy fines for the axle load at weigh-bridges in Uganda. Uganda and other East African Community member states set the axle load limit to 30 tons for commercial vehicles plying the regional road network. The drivers whose trucks are found exceeding …

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Truck drivers welcome electronic COVID-19 tracking system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The East Africa Community Secretariat has rolled out its Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System that will enable authorities to electronically track positive COVID-19 cases among truck drivers. Under this system, a Covid-19 digital certificate issued by one country will be mutually recognized by …

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EAC rolls out regional electronic cargo and driver tracking system

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The East Africa Community (EAC) secretariat and its partner states have unveiled a new mobile application to enable the issuance of the EAC COVID-19 digital certificates that are mutually recognised by the partner states. The app dubbed the Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System …

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COVID-19 test fees inhumane – truck drivers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The decision by Ministry of Health to start charging for COVID-19 tests will hit truck drivers hard, their leaders has said. The leadership of the Regional Lorry Drivers and Transporters Association-RLDTA has called the decision ‘inhumane’, and said it is likely to cause more harm than …

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MPs oppose gov’t move to charge for COVID-19 tests

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Members of Parliament has disagreed with a move by the government to start charging for COVOD-19 tests effective today, September 1.   The Ministry of Health indicated last week that truck drivers, people in need of knowing their COVID-19 status, government and public …

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Govt to charge UGX 240,000 for each COVID-19 test

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The government is going to start charging people and organisations to be tested for COVID-19 effective September 1, 2020. According to the health ministry, truck drivers, people in need of knowing their COVID-19 status, government and public organisations, Ugandans returning from abroad, visitors from other …

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COVID-19: Uganda’s active Cases rise to 146

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The number of Ugandans who are still receiving treatment for COVID-19 has risen to 146, after 13 new cases were registered yesterday. According to results released by the ministry of health this morning, the 13 new cases were part of 1,812 samples that were tested …

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Covid19 testing: Uganda spends UGX 51.8bn on truck drivers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda has so far spent Shillings 51.8billion on testing truck drivers for COVID-19 at different points entry, according to Ministry of Health. Information from the Health Ministry shows that over 216,000 tests have been carried out on truck drivers at various boarder points including Mutukula, …

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