Police warn transport operators against overloading


The Police in the Rwenzori East policing region have warned transport operators against the practice of overloading school children as they return to their respective institutions of learning for second term.

Schools countrywide opened their doors yesterday and will end on Friday, August 23, 2024, taking 89 days.

SP Luka Mbusa, the Regional Community Liaisons’ Officer says they have started registering cases of overloading learners especially in the morning and evening hours.

Mbusa strongly warns that they have launched operations along the roads purposely to arrest and charge the drivers and motorists who might be found having overloaded the learners.

While addressing the press yesterday, SP Mbusa explained that boda-bodas were meant to carry only one passenger at a time.

He also says they have deployed at some social places including bars and lodges to determine and arrest people who might divert school going girls from their ways leading to respective institutions of learning.

He, however, encourages the parents to always go along with their children as they return to their various schools.


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