By Innocent Atuganyira
Police have attributed the rampant accidents in the new oil roads to inadequate manpower in the traffic department.
While speaking to reporters Thursday morning in his office, Allan Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson revealed that there are many road accidents occurring these days due to reckless riding and driving since there are few traffic police officers deployed on most roads in the Albertine Region.
Hakiza said that there is need for road users to be careful while using these roads because traffic police cannot be everywhere due to the challenge of manpower they are having in the traffic department.
This follows the accident that happened during the weekend along Masindi – Kinyara road where a motorcycle Bajaj boxer registration number UWE 949J had a head on collision with HOWO track registration number UAZ 257Z belonging to STC company and two people died instantly.
Hakiza said the deceased were identified as Paul Bagologoza aged 32years and Simon Ayebale 35years old adding that the accident was caused by over speeding from both sides.
He advised the general public to be mindful and learn how to control their speed because they are the managers of their lives even without traffic officers.
Early this week, a boda boda rider identified as Rogers Mutegeki 29, a resident of Kitonozi village in Rukondwa Parish Bujenje Constituency Masindi district ran into a stationary vehicle registration number UBK 850Z and died on spot.
The incident happened on Monday at around 10pm along Masindi – Hoima road a few kilometres from Masindi town.
According to the deceased’s relative who preferred anonymity, his brother was traveling from Kitonozi to Kirasa cell in Central Division Masindi Municipality.