Transport costs shot high in the last two as people run to villages after announcing lockdown. The president on Sunday put on hold some of the things to curb covid. Among these, was transport where inter-district movements are to stop immediately after 10th June 2021. For this matter, people have flooded bus parks and taxi parks running to their villages before the deadline.
Due to the great numbers travelling, the cost transport has shot high beyond even double the prices. Currently, to travel to Gulu from Kampala, you need Ug shs120,000. The standard price has always been 20,000. The question is what has changed now because even high demand for the services doesn’t justify this kind of increase. Unfortunately, the ministry of transport which currently has no minister is silent about this.
Besides the transport costs shooting high, the congestion is also scary. This means whatever is trying to be avoided, is actually not being avoided. This is because, out of 100%, 95%, we are sure the virus is now going to be spread in villages from the people of Kampala.
The restrictions should have been tighter because it seems like we jumped from the frying pan into the fire.
There is completely nothing like social distance around the taxi or bus parks. People are just too close to each other like bread and butter. Some of the buses are not even sanitizing their passengers before they allow them to travel. Obviously, we can’t blame people for running to villages because 42 days may add up when they have nothing to do in Kampala.
Meanwhile, still regarding transport, motorcycle riders, have decided to execute what the president said themselves. The President had allowed them to work but only carry one person and stop working at 6:00pm. Its been the riders themselves, implementing this among themselves which is a good thing.
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