Anti Corruption Walk Paralyzes Transport in Kampala

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Anti Corruption Walk held under the theme A corruption-free Uganda; It starts with me.

Transport within Kampala city centre has been paralysed following the anti-corruption walk.

The walk is aimed at intensifying the fight against corruption.

Several roads in the central business district have been closed.

The walk being led by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni started at around 8:30 am from the Constitutional Square to Kololo Ceremonial Grounds where the main event is to take place.

He was accompanied by politicians, civil society organisations and religious leaders among others who were dressed in t-shirts with inscriptions like” a corruption free Uganda starts with me”.

Many motorists were forced to abandon their vehicles and resorted to walking since most of the roads were closed.

The walk however paralysed traffic in the central business district and other parts of the town.

Many motorists were forced to abandon their vehicles and resorted to walking since most of the roads were closed. All motor cycles were also allowed to go beyond the cut off points.

On Kampala road, passengers were stuck on the road waiting for taxis.

Motorists heading to the city centre from Wandegeya were diverted to Nakasero Road while Nile Avenue was also restricted and motrorists diverted at Speke Road.

In some places, Boda Boda cyclists also hiked the transport costs.

Erias Ssembatya, a resident of Bwaise says that he was charged 4,000 shillings to town where he normally pays a fee of 3,000 it’s now 4,000 shillings to town.

(URN)

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