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Man Petitions Gov’t over abnormal transport fares

A concerned citizen, Onesmus Muwanga has petitioned the Government of Uganda through the Prime Minister’s office citing abnormal public transport charges following the partial lifting of a Covid-19 induced lockdown.

In June last year, the Gov’t issued a directive to allow commuter taxis and buses to carry only half their capacity in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

In a petition dated 4th January 2021 accessed by this website, Muwanga says given the devastating economic impact of the pandemic, transport fares should be lowered since most people have suffered pay cuts while others have completely lost their jobs.

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He proposes that government subsidises public transport to ease movement for essential service providers who have continued to work tirelessly throughout the lockdown period.

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The petition was duly received by the security registry at OPM and a copy to the Speaker of Parliament was also received by press time.

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