Kampala: Uganda flags at various public offices flies at half-mast as the country mourn victims who perished in a tragic motor accident that occurred in Kiryandongo district along Gulu high way.
According to police report 22 people including juveniles died on Friday when a Gaagaa Bus registration number UAK 562 L collided with a cargo lorry and a tractor registration number UAU 872 M.
When contacted, Deputy Spokesperson for Uganda police Patrick Onyango said the basis of the tragic accident has not been established however the injured persons among other survivors were airlifted to Mulago and Nsambya hospital for treatment.
“So far the survivors of the accident are okay and doctors are working to see that they get well” he said in a phone interview.
Over the weekend, president Museveni declared three days of national mourning and vowed to contribute shs5million to families that lost their loved one as shs3 millions goes to everyone who sustained injuries.
However according to an anonymous source in state house, state House Comptroller Ms. Lucy Nakyobe has set out to deliver President’s donation to victims of the Kiryandongo accident starting with patients at Mulago Hospital and later Nsambya Hospital.
Consequently this website paid a courtesy visit to parliament, police headquarters Naguru and sundry to establish whether president’s directives have been implemented. We established that at both places flags were flying at half-mast however at the time we reached various places like Kira road police stations among some schools, flags had not been raised.
At Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) the three days of mourning of the victims of the road accident in Kiryandongo have been observed as flags fly at half-mast.