ACCIDENT: Oyam District Bans Parking Of Trucks In Kamdini Streets

BANNED: Effective January 28 2023 no trucks will be allowed to park along the streets on Kamdini Town Council


KAMDINI, Uganda [SHIFT MEDIA] As Ugandan roads continue to retain their notorious reputation of being deathtraps, with the recent accident in Oyam District that claimed 19 lives, some actions are being put in place to avert a re-occurrence.

District leaders in Oyam have today resolved that no trucks will be allowed park along the roadside within Kamdini Town Council, a spot the caused the glaring Roblyn Bus accident that left 19 dead.


The wreckage of the ROBLYN BUS that claimed 19 lives

The accident occurred when the speeding bus heading to Kitgum from Kampala reportedly rammed into a stationary trailer truck in Kamdini Town Council along the Kampala-Gulu Highway.

A total of 12 people died on the spot, while four others also died in hospital, and three as enroute to the health facility

Tough Measures Slapped

The Resident District Commissioner Oyam Rtd ASP Hope Atuhaire together with the District Security Committee (DSC) as well as Kamdini Town Council leaders held a meeting on Wednesday January 25 2023 that resolved that banned lorries and trucks from parking along the streets of Kamdini.

Oyam RDC Hope Atuhaire (l) and District officials during a recent event

Oyam District Local Government (LC V) Chairperson  LC 5  Hon Benson Dila Oyuku told the DSC that an alternative parking space had been located some one kilometre from Kamdini Town Council along the Lira High way.

“The meeting was to find a solution as an alternative parking space . When it ended it was resolved that the space located about a kilometre from Kamdini on Lira Road be used as the alternative parking for trucks and lorries,” said the RDC Hope Atuhaire.

The RDC (Dressed in Kitenge) addresses the Oyam District Security Committee in Kamdini Town Council on Jan 25 2023


The members resolved that those trucks must move from the streets of Kamdini by Saturday 28.01.2023.

This measure, according to the RDC is aimed at providing security for all road users.


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