17 November 2012

Uganda: Seven Killed in Pakwach Bus Accident

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga wants the police to implore bodaboda cyclists to wear helmets. ( Resource: Uganda Govt Implores Police on Road Carnage )

Seven killed in Pakwach accident involving a KKT Bus from Koboko at Ofori 6km away from Pakwach.

The tragedy took place on Saturday after the bus that was travelling to Kampala knocked an elephant.

Last week the Police and Yes We Can Alliance (YWC) launched a road safety campaign for the festive season.

The commissioner of traffic Police, Steven Kasiima said the campaign would go a long way in curbing road accidents.

"Accidents don't discriminate. They affect everybody irrespective of the background," Kasiima said.

He lauded YWC for the initiative, adding that preventing accidents was not only for the Police, but everyone.

Under the campaign, over 30,000 stickers will be distributed to remind passengers of the need to report cases of reckless driving to the Police. Bodaboda cyclists will also be given reflector jackets. The executive director of YWC, Dr. Fred Mpangi, noted that Uganda was second to Ethiopia in the number of road accidents.

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