Denes Ssekabira, the Member of Parliament elect for Katikamu North said he intends to deliver a letter to Transport and Works Minister Katumba Wamala on Tuesday asking him to order UNRA to erect humps at black spots along the highway to save lives of residents.
The accident occurred at around 7:30 p.m. at Lukodi Trading Centre in Bungatira Sub County Gulu district. It involved a Fuso truck registration number UAK 168C carrying vendors from Palaro Trading Centre to Gulu Main Market.
The Katabi town council Chairperson Ronald Kalema says that many pedestrians who use the road are knocked down by speeding vehicles. Entebbe traffic police registers up to 4 accidents every week along the extension of the expressway stretch.
One of the few air craft accidents in which Uganda was involved was of a Boeing 707-338C, registration 5X-UBC, that crashed while attempting to land at Rome-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy on 17 October 1988. Thirty-three of the 52 occupants on board were killed.
Most of the deaths were recorded on the Hoima-Kaiso-Tonya, Hoima-Fort Portal and Hoima-Masindi Roads that were recently upgraded to tarmac. He says that the new roads have become a death trap in the region because motorists disregard speed limits and drive recklessly.
Sixty seven passengers have been left stranded after the driver of a bus they were travelling in was arrested as police intensifies operations against bad driving along Kampala-Gulu highway. The passengers were on board a Gaagaa bus registration number UAP 763H travelling from Kampala to Lira.
Dr Kasiima said that police was compelled to halt the exercise, after almost two weeks of the operation, to address complaints from the riders. Several riders said they were not consulted or even warned, before the operation. They had planned a demonstration against the exercise on Monday.
Eye witnesses narrate experiencing tremors at the time of the tragedy. Another eye witness told Uganda Radio Network that part of the building had developed cracks and engineers had already warned against its continued habitation. However, the warning was ignored.
Joseph Sseruwu died after the pickup vehicle number UAF 423T in which, he was traveling with his wife veered off the road and overturned in Kyogya swamp that borders Ssembabule and Bukomansimbi district.
Dr. Kasiima announced the operation while meeting drivers and passengerâ€™s leaders in Mayors Gardens in Masaka on Thursday. Kasiima says in this operation, carrying sacks of grasshoppers in taxis, loading excess passengers, over speeding will all be punished. Cars and taxis in dangerous mechanical conditions have been banned.