Link Bus Services Suspended As Investigations Kick Off Into Yesterday’s Fatal Accident

Link Bus Services Suspended As Investigations Kick Off Into Yesterday’s Fatal Accident

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By Spy Uganda

After yesterday’s deadly accident that left over 20 dead, Link Bus services have been put on halt for two weeks.

This has been revealed by the Minister of Works and Transport, General Katumba Wamala, who says the suspension that is taking immediate effect was triggered by multiple accident incidents that have sent couple of innocent souls into graves.

“It’s much for link buses, we have suspended their operations for a period of two weeks as we are carrying out an assessment of all his fleet plus the drivers to identify if there is something wrong with the fleet management,” said Minister Katumba.

The number of road traffic fatalities reported in Uganda has increased seven-fold over the past 25 years and 10 people die every day due to road traffic injuries, according to the first United Nations Road Safety Performance Review.

According to the report, unless effective interventions are implemented, road crashes are likely to increase and even double within the next ten years.

The report notes that Uganda has the necessary rules and regulations governing road safety and the transport sector in general but enforcement of these rules, regulations and laws appears to be weak something they say needs to be addressed immediately to reduce road accidents.

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