Ministry of Transport Suspends Issuing Of Driving Permits Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

Ministry of Transport Suspends Issuing Of Driving Permits Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

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By Spy Uganda

The Ministry of Works and Transport has announced that issuing of driving permits has been suspended until further notice, as a way of mitigating the prevention and spread of the killer Coronavirus.

The announcement was made by the line minister Gen. Katumba Wamala, who announced on Thursday that the ministry will not allow any issuing or renew of driving permits until the emergency period announced by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni elapses.

While announcing the suspension of issuing permits, Gen Katumba said during a presser at the Uganda Media Centre that; “We shall not be issuing driving permits until this situation normalises. We are working with the police and you will not be arrested for your driving permit having expired during this period.”

He also revealed that “To clear the backlog on the border, the Ministry of Works and Transport has agreed with UNRA_UG that trucks should not go through the mandatory weighbridges. Ferries on the lakes will continue operating normally with still guidelines to follow .”

It should be noted that President Museveni this week announced a national lockdown after he suspended the use of all public transport means and directed all Ugandans to stay at their homes.

The President also ordered for the closure of all Entebbe International Airport and Uganda’s borders on land and water as a way of preventing foreigners from entering the country, because they might worsen the spread of Coronavirus in Uganda.

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