Tayebwa Calls on the Transport Ministry to Respond to Road Accidents (1)
During Parliament's Wednesday sitting, Tayebwa asked the house to observe a moment of silence in honour of those who died in the accident.

Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa has called on the Ministry of Works and Transport to investigate the circumstances surrounding the increasing road accidents across the country.

Thomas Tayebwa, the Deputy Speaker, has called on the Ministry of Works and Transport to investigate the circumstances surrounding the increase in road accidents across the country

While sharing a Parliamentary sitting on Wednesday, Tayebwa asked the house to observe a moment of silence in honour of those the accident victims. He, however, noted it is high time the transport ministry came up with plans to reduce accidents.

His submission came after the Bukooli Central County MP, Solomon Silwany raised concern that the ministry has not enforced the use of speed governors in public transport as required by the law. 

He told Parliament that if this aspect is not enforced, the country is likely to report more accidents.

“I use buses a lot and I realise that the speed the driver uses is determined by himself. If this does not stop, we will still have more of these accidents. I want the ministry of Transport and Works to come out, regulate speed, put speed governors and monitor especially public transport vehicles that carry at least 10 passengers,” he said.

This request comes after the country Wednesday registered two fatal accidents that claimed up to 26 people in one day with many others also left nursing wounds. 

The first accident occurred at around 10.30 am, involving a link bus registration No UBA 003S that was travelling to Kampala from Fort Portal. 

 The bus reportedly overturned leaving 20 people dead. Of these, 13 were adults including 11 males and 9 females while seven were juveniles.

The other accident occurred along the Mbale-Tirinyi road at 06:35 am claiming six lives. The accident involved three motor vehicles Reg no- UAT 995A (Raum) and UBH 437K (Toyota Hiace) and UBJ 676W (Toyota Hiace).

The victims were Mulabi David, the Deputy Head Master of Kaliro High School, Namarome Fatima, Nambafu kurusum, Kafero isaka, and a yet to be identified male adult.

According to one eyewitness, a speeding taxi heading to Kampala from the Mbale side was overtaking another taxi and in the process collided with an oncoming Raum car in the end, all the three vehicles got involved in the accident before falling into River Namatala.