Police bus abandoned on Gulu main street for one month


Gulu. Motorists in Gulu District have raised concern over an abandoned police bus on Gulu Main Street, saying it poses danger to traffic.
The bus is said to have developed a mechanical breakdown on January 26.
Mr David Odong, a driver, on Tuesday said the bus has narrowed the road and caused two accidents.

“If it was us ordinary drivers, we would be in police cells by now or fined for narrowing the road,” Mr Odong said.
Mr John Bosco Omony, another motorist, said he abandoned the street for fear of being involved in an accident.
“So many unprofessional drivers and boda boda riders are in this town and the longer that bus stays there, the more accidents we will witness,’’ he said.

However, the officer-in-charge of police vehicles in Aswa River Region, Mr Hillary Agaba, denied the accident reports, adding that they were waiting for a mechanical team to repair the bus.
“We have not registered any accident at that spot as being claimed by the public. We are waiting for the mechanical force from headquarters to inspect and eventually fix the bus,” Mr Agaba said.
The Aswa River Region police spokesperson, Mr Jimmy Patrick Okema, apologised for the inconvenience, saying they will rectify the situation as soon as possible.

“We brought in cranes from Japanese construction company and China Chongqing International Construction Company (Cico) to help us tow it away from the main road but all our efforts have been futile as the bus is very complicated,” Mr Okema said.
Earlier, the Gulu Municipality mayor, Mr George Labeja, said they had a meeting with the police and they resolved to ensure smooth flow of traffic on the road.


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