In Summary

Vigilance. The Prime Minister advises the Force to be more vigilant by keeping away careless drivers from roads.

Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi yesterday asked police to enforce traffic rules and regulations to reduce road accidents and careless drivers.
“We are experiencing frequent road accidents because we have so many careless drivers who need to be kept away from the roads,” Mr Mbabazi said.

He made the remarks during a funeral service of the late Prisca Masengyero Thembo, the wife to State Minister for Information Communication and Technology, Mr Nyombi Thembo, at Rubaga Cathedral yesterday.

Mr Mbabazi also said that over 3,000 vehicles are registered every year within only Kampala yet the roads are still narrow. “The good news is that preparations for the Entebbe-Kampala highway are in their advanced stages, so there will be no more excuses for these narrow roads causing accidents.”

The Minister of ICT, Mr Ruhakana Rugunda, called for vigilance among road users. “We should be very careful whileusing the roads because all road accidents are caused by lack of respecting the road signs,” Mr Rugunda said.

Mr Nyombi described his wife as a loving, caring, loyal, adding that he had spent a short time with her. “She has been part of all my success for the past 21 years and as a wife, she performed all the conditions of covenant to my satisfaction,” Mr Nyombi said.

Mashengyero died on Saturday evening when the vehicle in which she was travelling in rammed into a lorry at Bwebajja on Entebbe Road.
Her friends and relatives described her as an entrepreneur who was supportive, especially in up bringing rural women.

She served in Rwenzori Gender Task Force, Uganda Media Women’s Association, Council for Economic Empowerment of Women, Forum for Women in Democracy, among other organisations.

She will be buried at Musozi in Kasanda, Mityana District today.
The deceased was among the 13 victims who perished at the weekend in three separate motor accidents.