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Dr. Kasiima announced the operation while meeting drivers and passenger’s leaders in Mayors Gardens in Masaka on Thursday. Kasiima says in this operation, carrying sacks of grasshoppers in taxis, loading excess passengers, over speeding will all be punished. Cars and taxis in dangerous mechanical conditions have been banned.
Traffic Boss Steven Kasiima addressing drivers in Masaka after launching operation

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Dr. Steven Kasiima, the Police Commissioner in Charge of Traffic, has launched a free and safe accident Christmas season along all roads around the country.

 

Dr. Kasiima announced the operation while meeting drivers and passenger’s leaders in Mayors Gardens in Masaka on Thursday. Kasiima says in this operation, carrying sacks of grasshoppers in taxis, loading excess passengers, over speeding will all be punished. Cars and taxis in dangerous mechanical conditions have been banned.

 

He has also ordered Maxwell Ogwal, the Greater Masaka Region Police Commander, to deploy police officers and traffic officers with breathalysers’ known in Luganda as Kawunyemu to monitor drink-driving drivers along all the roads.

Dr. Kasiima has also advised drivers with fake driving permit to park their vehicles because they are under surveillance.

 

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Dr. Kasiima has also ordered Masaka Municipality to deploy law enforcement officers to impound cars and taxis breaking traffic laws by involvement in double –parking and making U-turns in the town.

 

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Peter Mutesasira, a local politician has supported Kasiima’s operation. He accuses many drivers in Masaka of ignoring traffic regulations.

 

Mutesasira also accuses Masaka Municipality of failing to mark zebra crossings in the town which is causing accidents.

 

Godfrey Kayemba, the Masaka Mayor, said they plan to redesign the zebra crossings. He however says they used to depend on well-wishers to mark them. He says as soon they get some money, they will rehabilitate them.

 

The announcement of this operation has left drivers confused. Ismail Kalema, one of the drivers, says the operation is likely to affect them. He says many drivers have temporary driving permits because they have never received the official documents.  

 

Willy Musoke, another driver has asked Ministry of Works and Transport to open up a regional office in Masaka to ease permit issuance.

 

Florence Namiiro, a resident of Masaka has also supported the accident-free Christmas campaign. She says she always struggles travelling to Kyotera because of overloading.

 

She explains that a small car meant to carry 4 four people carries up to ten passengers. 

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