By Ronaldo Kalangi
Kampala, Uganda: In an effort to improve road safety and issues pertaining to issuance of driving permits in Uganda, ACP Suleiman Kirungi, the Acting Commissioner in charge of Inspectorate of Vehicles, met all driving school owners and instructors on Friday.
The meeting was held at Naguru Vehicle Inspection Center headquarters. While addressing over 60 participants, Kirungi reminded them of their roles and responsibility in road safety. “The purpose of this meeting is to remind you that road safety lies in our hands. It’s our duty and responsibility to improve driving standards in the country. It is you who test the drivers. So, we have to sit together and find means of improving road safety and we can only achieve that if you produce good drivers on the road,” Kirungi said.
He stressed that most accidents on the roads are caused by human error factors. The Inspectorate of Vehicle Inspection is responsible for vehicle inspection, driver testing and car fitness in Uganda.