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Dr. Besigye calls for changes in road designs

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

Dr Kizza Besigye has called for changes in how roads are designed in Uganda to help reduce on the loss of life due to accidents, especially during the festive season.

Besigye also suggested that relevant authorities become more strict in how drivers are certified before they get on the road and examining the fitness of vehicles. 

He said, “Death on our roads by far exceeds deaths in wars and other violent causes. Addressing this ought to occupy a very high priority.” 

This season has seen a continued escalation of fatal accidents with one claiming five lives at Kibukuta Swamp, Kayabwe along the Kampala-Masaka highway.

Recently, the minister of Works and Transport, Gen Katumba Wamala told journalists that 360 accidents had been registered in eight days, claiming 83 lives, including those of Serere Member of Parliament Patrick Okabe and his wife who died on Monday on Mbale-Tirinyi road.