Since its inception two months ago, the operation has netted over 1000 drivers, for lack of valid driving permits, dangerous loading, excess loading, lack of third part insurance, driving vehicles in dangerous mechanical conditions and reckless driving.
Paul Edobo, the district NUSAF Desk Officer, says finally all is in place to roll-out the programme. He says the NUSAF third phase should have started in August this year but didnt take off because of difficulties in accessing the funds.
Speaking on a panel of experts, the Dean of the School of Economics at Makerere University, Prof. Edward Bbale said while attaining lower middle income status is possible, there are many odds up against the quest.
The market, located in Kagadi sub county, serves traders and farmers from Kagadi, Kibaale and Kakumiro districts. It falls every Thursday but it could not operate yesterday after several radio announcements stopping everyone from attending.
This despite a global uproar about the phones which were discontinued by the manufacturer for battery issues, which caused some units to overheat and catch fire. The Note 7, which hit the market mid-august, was eventually recalled after 35 reported incidents of overheating smartphones worldwide.