Crime & Investigation

UNRA, Police Launch Operation to Fight Road Carnage

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has joined hands with Traffic Police and Ministry of Works to combat road carnage.

The three government bodies’ operation had been code-named FikaSalama (Reach your destination safely).

“We are camping along Kampala-Masaka highway to try and enforce driver discipline along this road, buy more about ” said UNRA in a brief statement to the media on Thursday.

The operation comes against the backdrop of increased road accidents especially along Kampala-Masaka road.

Officials said the exercise is ‘punitive’ and ‘deterrent’ in nature.

“We are starting with Masaka road today. The exercise targets all highways and will be extended to other areas, medical ” the roads authority added.

ChimpReports understands that vehicles in dangerous mechanical condition are being impounded while errant drivers face arrest and prosecution.

The operation aims at cracking down on reckless overtaking, over speeding and lack of driver permits.

UNRA explained that they are mandated to operate safe roads hence their participation in the exercise.

The body further stated that in the interim, a term maintenance contractor has been deployed to work on the bad spots.


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