According to Lapolo, the action of the truck drivers violates the presidential guidelines on the prevention of the pandemic. He says to avoid danger no charcoal truck will be allowed to drive through Gulu district.
Gulu Resident District Commissioner, Maj.
Santos Okot Lapolo has banned charcoal trucks from driving through the
Lapolo, who doubles as the Gulu District Coronavirus Taskforce
Chairperson, says that he has learnt that most of the charcoal trucks are also
illegally ferrying people from other parts of the country and dumping them in
Gulu, which exposes residents to COVID19 infection.
According to Lapolo, the action of the truck drivers violates
the presidential guidelines on the prevention of the pandemic. He says to avoid
danger no charcoal truck will be allowed to drive through Gulu district.
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He has threatened to hold Sub
–County and Division leaders accountable once they allow charcoal trucks to
pass through their areas of jurisdiction. Martin Ojara Mapenduzi, the Gulu District LC V Chairperson,
says the ban on the trucks will stop outsiders from sneaking into the district.
Alfred Oluba, the Layibi Division LC III Chairperson in Gulu
Municipality told URN in an interview that unidentified man from West Nile was
dropped at Custom Corner on Tuesday night by a charcoal truck that drove towards
He says the man, who looked sickly, was picked up by the Gulu
District Coronavirus Taskforce team for testing. He says that ever since the president banned
public transport, three people have been dumped in his division by truck
One of the district officials told URN on condition of anonymity that
at least ten charcoal trucks have been impounded by security and parked at Gulu