Internal Affairs Asked to Check Disrespectful South Sudan Drivers

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The Minister for Internal Affairs General Aronda Nyakairima has been asked to explain the failure by some drivers from South Sudan to adhere to Uganda’s traffic rules.

The Minister for Internal Affairs General Aronda Nyakairima has been asked to explain the failure by some drivers from South Sudan to adhere to Uganda’s traffic rules.

Gilbert Olanyah MP Kilak County raised a complaint that along the Juba road from South Sudan leading to Gulu district drivers from South Sudan continue to keep right instead of left as per the Uganda traffic rules.

Oulanya reports that there have been several reported accidents citing a truck that was carrying traders from Amuru district to a market that was involved in a head on collision with a drive from South Sudan leading to serious injuries.

He also cites the late Nyeko Bernard, the Gulu University lecturer, who was knocked dead on his motor cycle among others.

The Kilak MP thus calls on the Minister for Internal Affairs to set up a desk that will train the South Sudan drivers to respect Ugandan traffic rules.

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Beatrice Anywar the Kitgum woman MP notes that there is a practice of double standards with the South Sudanese.

She testifies that her cousin survived death when he knocked a chicken in South Sudan and was almost lynched yet when they come to Uganda, they are disrespectful.

Anywar says South Sudanese should treat Ugandans the way Ugandans treat them with respect.

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The Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, has thus instructed the Clerk to Parliament to write to the Minister for Internal Affairs General Aronda Nyakairima to communicate to the traffic officers in Northern Uganda to implement the directive.