UETCL in partnership with Operation Wealth Creation (OWC), have embarked on a sensitisation drive to educate residents against vandalism of electricity equipment.
Vandalism of electricity equipment is a major concern in both urban centres. It contributes to the energy losses registered annually by utility companies.
Fahad Ssegwanyi, the head of Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) Kawanda transmission line, challenged communities to look out for transmission poles in their areas because their destruction affects services to them.
”People in areas of Kawanda, Katikamu should be our first askaris to tell us if there is any problem and also tell any person in authority in their area,” Ssegwanyi said.
Nehemiah Kiggundu, the Transmission Line Inspector for East and Northern region noted that...
“There is no doubt that Fortebet is Uganda’s number one betting company. The main reason Fortebet is leading in the betting industry, is you, our clients. Certainly, without you, Fortebet wouldn’t be this strong…” John Nanyumba, Fortebet media relations manager started his address to punters at Karuma centre.
This was just one of the many visits that were made to Fortebet branches in Bweyale, Kiryandongo, Kigumba and Karuma its self. A range of freebies including phones, T-shirts, European club jerseys, reflector jackets to bodaboda riders and soccer balls to kids at Kiryandongo were given out.
First, I would like to commiserate with the families of all those who lost their loved ones to the Link Bus accident and other road accidents in Uganda in the past few days.
It's a shame that we continue to lose our people due to such avoidable causes. The government and passenger transport companies should ensure the following if we are to curb this carnage.
1. What happened to the speed governors that were installed in all buses? Was it someone's business venture and after they made profits, this was forgotten? We need to revive this initiative in a civil way.
2. Seat belts: We should enforce the fastening of seat belts by all passengers in buses and taxis.
3. Time cards should be introduced for all buses on long routes. We all know what time a bus driving at 80km/hr should take to ...