Car Owners Cautioned as Private Transport Resumes

The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has cautioned members of the public to continue caring about personal safety as private cars get back on the road tomorrow.

The UPDF mouthpiece Brig Richard Karemire called on Ugandans to continue exhibiting responsibility by adhering to the Government guidelines.

“As more private vehicles get on the road tomorrow, we urge members of the public to continue exhibiting same responsibility by continuing to care about personal and public safety,” he said.

“Don’t forget any recent guidelines or directives from Government. They aim to save our lives. Stay safe.”

President Museveni two months ago ordered the shutdown of both public and private transport in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda.

In his most recent address, Museveni said private transport will be allowed to resume operations on May 26th 2020 which is tomorrow.

However, Museveni ordered private cars to carry not more than 3 people including the driver and must all be putting on face masks.

For public transport on the other hand is expected to resume operations on 4th June.


Several private cars have since been impounded by security officers during the lockdown as they defied presidential orders.

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