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Minister Katumba Wamala suspends Link Bus operations after FortPortal fatal accident

The Minister of Works and Transport, Gen. Katumba Wamala, has suspended with immediate effect the operations of Link Bus Service Company in Uganda.

This came following repeated reports of accidents involving Link Buses in various parts of the country.

Yesterday, May 4, 2022, more than 20 people died after one of the link buses coming from Kasese via Fort portal to Kampala overturned a few kilometers from FortPortal City.

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“In the Meantime, we have suspended the operations of link buses for a period of two weeks as we are carrying out an assessment of all his fleet plus the drivers to identify if there is something wrong with the fleet management,” Katumba said.

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The cause of the accident has not been revealed. However, Gen Katumba Wamala said they are investigating the cause.

Link Bus Services managing director, Solomon Nsimire, said that the company is going to review its operations to identify the causes of accidents and how to avert them.

“There are many things going on, after we have identified the cause of the accident then we shall determine the next action to be taken” Nsimire Said.

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Nsimire said that Link Bus will take care of the accident victims to ensure that the injured get treatment.

Link Buses operate along different routes across the country, including Kaiso-Tonya, Kampala-Masaka, Hoima and Mutukula route among others.