Government cars drivers are embarrassing us on the roads- Ministry of Works

Government cars drivers are embarrassing us on the roads- Ministry of Works
Gen Katumba Wamala while appearing on NBS TV.

he Ugandan Minister of Works and Transport, Gen Katumba Wamala, has issued a strong message against government car drivers who violate traffic rules. He urged citizens to capture evidence of such violations and share it with him for appropriate action.

 Gen Katumba expressed concern about the "increasingly embarrassing" behaviour of government drivers who disregard traffic rules with impunity. He cited a recent incident where a driver damaged newly installed grids, questioning if the individual was intoxicated.

The Minister encouraged everyone to participate in curbing this behaviour. He urged citizens to capture photos, videos, or license plate numbers of offending drivers and share them with him directly or through authorities.

Gen Katumba emphasized the importance of public involvement in stopping the "impunity" enjoyed by some government drivers. He believes citizen participation is crucial for holding violators accountable.

Such violations pose a threat to road safety, erode public trust in the government, and set a negative example for other drivers.

 Whether citizen participation will be enough to address the issue remains to be seen. It depends on factors like ease of reporting, perceived responsiveness of authorities, and potential consequences for violators.

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