Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago Survives Accident Top story

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The accident happened at Kamengo in Mpigi district at around 8am. Lukwago and his family were traveling to his village in Kabungo, Kalungu district for Eid prayers.

Erias Lukwago, the Lord Mayor of Kampala Capital City Authority, has been involved in an accident along Kampala Masaka highway.

The accident happened at Kamengo in Mpigi district at around 8am. Lukwago and his family were traveling to his village in Kabungo, Kalungu district for Eid prayers.

Lukwago narrates that a speeding taxi from Masaka lost control and swerved to the left side of the road. In attempting to avoid a head-on collision, Lukwago's vehicle hit the pavement and crashed on its side.  All passengers came out uninjured.

Lukwago was traveling in the Lord Mayors official vehicle, a Land Rover 4 Discovery.

Masaka Municipality MP Mathias Mpuuga who was a few meters behind the Lord Mayor's vehicle says the taxi was over speeding. He adds that the early morning drizzle made the section of the road more slippery.

Two weeks ago, Atim Norah, the reigning Miss Tourism (Northern Uganda) and Resty Namawejje an employee of NTV Uganda were killed in an accident at Nsimbe swamp along the same road.

They were traveling to Mbarara district in Western Uganda for a miss tourism event when the accident happened.
 

 

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Edward Bindhe
Bindhe prides himself on being a part of the society he writes about. He believes there is no way a journalist can understand his society unless it considers him a part of it. This is why he is dedicated to investigating the challenges of the "little person."

Bindhe says, "My work reflects the Uganda Radio Network unique approach to news." Not many Ugandan journalists would consider or even notice the re-emergence of Water Hyacinth on a lake. Bindhe does.

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Edward Bindhe is the Masaka URN bureau chief. Rakai, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Kalangala, Mpigi, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi and Sembabule districts fall under his docket. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.

A Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University, Bindhe started practising journalism in 2008 as a reporter for Radio Buddu in Masaka district.