Caroline Apalat, a booking Clerk for Gogolon Transporters Ltd that plies the Kampala-Moroto route via Mbale, Kumi and Soroti in Eastern Uganda says several passengers who booked cancelled their Thursday trip forcing them to charge the initial rates.
Moses Mukasa, whose taxi registration number UAX 460D was impounded because of worn out tires, said he was fine with the operation since some of their bosses pay less attention to the state of their vehicles.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on Monday that the deaths resulted from three serious accidents and three minor accident cases in Kiryandongo section of the road.
Kalangala district chairperson Willy Lugoloobi says the vessel which carries up to 200 people and 12 vehicles, has been undergoing maintenance since April 5 at Port Bell in Kampala. It was expected to resume operations on April 25.