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Parliament bus catches fire with COVID-19 patients on board

Parliament's bus on fire

Parliament's bus on fire

A bus belonging to the Uganda Parliament that was being used to evacuate 25 Covid-19 patients from Kitgum to Kampala has caught fire. 

The bus registration number UG 0391 H burst into flames in Koro trading centre in Gulu along Gulu-Kampala highway at around 4 pm today Thursday. 

The Aswa River Region police spokesperson, Patrick Jimmy Okema says a team of fire officers from Koro rushed to extinguish the fire but it had already caused extensive damage to the automobile by the time they arrived. Ministry of Health spokesperson Emmanuel Ainebyoona said there were no casualties and a new vehicle was organised to transport the patients to their destination. 

Earlier this week, Gulu Regional Referral hospital turned away over 24 Covid-19 patients from Kitgum district citing space constraints. 

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0 #1 AK 2020-09-17 18:50
These are signs that the rulers of this nation are pure evil and wicked.
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0 #2 Akao 2020-09-17 20:27
look at these incompetent people running banana republic. Why should covid 19 positive people be transported to kampala.

Why cant the government get space close to these people's home unless they require specialized care that is not available in kitgum. How long has they known about covid 19 now.
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0 #3 Odongkara 2020-09-18 07:18
Quoting Akao:
look at these incompetent people running banana republic. Why should covid 19 positive people be transported to kampala.

Why cant the government get space close to these people's home unless they require specialized care that is not available in kitgum. How long has they known about covid 19 now.


Because of incompetence and corruption. At the beginning of the lockdown we were told it was to prepare and building capacity to fight the pandemic.

Six months down the road the preparedness is yet to start so you see patients ferried across the country.

And how will Atwine and Acheng justify their abnormal expenditures if treatment is done within the community of the patients? Ferry them to Kampala/Entebbe and make good returns!!!! Ugandan civil servants are good enterprenuers!!!
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0 #4 WADADA rogers 2020-09-18 10:29
What did you expect, it was junk, a poor quality bus that cant run long distances, somebody paid less money at purchase and receipted a different figure.
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0 #5 kabayekka 2020-09-19 04:43
No wonder new vehicles were requested to assist in the fight against COVID19 in this country.
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0 #6 Lakwena 2020-09-21 09:51
In other words, Uganda is a cursed hellish country. It is a country where every month/year, including and not limited to, Buganda Kings' Tombs, markets, schools and buses, but also human being are setting themselves ablaze.
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