By DOREEN ASSASIRA
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 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 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 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.