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Truck drivers at designated stopover point protest parking fees

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Truck drivers at the designated stopover centre in Kyetume, Mukono district have protested payment of parking fees. The government designated the Uganda Railway Corporation inland container depot and cargo as the stopover point for the truck drivers in transit. Trucks have been parking in the …

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Elegu gets mobile laboratory to accelerate testing of truck drivers

    Elegu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Elegu One-Stop border post in Amuru district has been allocated one mobile laboratory to accelerate testing of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among truck drivers. The lab is expected to be equipped with modern technology for testing and diagnosing most pathogens in addition to providing …

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South Sudan Nationals forcefully demand rides from truck drivers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan truck drivers have expressed anger with South Sudanese nationals who forcefully demand lifts while heading to Juba. The truck drivers said there are increasing incidents of South Sudan nationals waylaying their trucks and forcefully demanding for a ride, which has exposed them to …

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Truck drivers decry hostility from highway communities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Truck drivers have expressed dismay at the hostility subjected to them by communities along the along the Eastern Route closer to the Uganda-Kenya border. The hostility they say started with an increase in the number of coronavirus cases recorded among truck drivers mainly those …

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COVID-19 tests for all truck drivers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  All truck drivers employed in Uganda will have to undergo mandatory testing for COVID-19. This is according to new operating procedures released on Saturday.  As part of the new measures, transport or logistic companies will have to test all their drivers within the country and …

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Truckers waste disposal habits worry Acholi leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Acholi regional coronavirus task force is bothered by the uncontrolled disposal of waste by truck drivers along major highways saying it could spread the coronavirus disease to communities. The task force members say much as efforts are being made to restrict the movement …

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Kenyan truckers stranded at Mirama border

Ntungamo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than fifty cargo truck drivers and their turn-boys are stranded at Mirama hills border post in Ntungamo district. Most of the truck drivers say they have spent between two to three weeks at the border after being denied entry into Rwanda. Umar Jamal, …

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Kyetume officials stop landlords from admitting new tenants

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Kyetume trading center in Mukono district have stopped landlords from admitting new tenants following the influx of commercial sex workers. According to the authorities, commercial sex workers have been flocking the trading centers since government designated the inland container depot and bonded warehouse …

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