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Motorsport: Safety measures coming next year

By Johnson Were

Added 28th November 2018 11:51 AM

Okee has suggested setting up fenced viewing points instead of the current tapes, hiking entry fees to reduce on the number of fans entering, scrapping sprints from the calendar and stopping the sale of alcohols during the event.

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FMU president Dusman Okee (r) addresses the media as Secretary Joseph Mwangala (C) and safety delegate Valley Kamya (l) look on at Lugogo. PHOTO: Johnson Were

Okee has suggested setting up fenced viewing points instead of the current tapes, hiking entry fees to reduce on the number of fans entering, scrapping sprints from the calendar and stopping the sale of alcohols during the event.

The national motorsport governing body has promised to set up better measures to ensure the safety of rally fans.

FMU president Dusman Okee was speaking at a joint media briefing with the Police where they gave an update on the condition of the fans who got injured in Busiika Luwero district during the Ponsiano Lwakataka Fundraising Sprint when a rally car drove into spectators

“We are much aggrieved for the loss of our fan and we join his family and relatives to mourn him. W`e are working out all possible means of support them,” Okee said.

 The car that was involved in the accident

“We are going back to the drawing board to come up with other better measures of ensuring safety next season because the increasing motorsport fanbase cannot be handled by the current measures.”

Okee has suggested setting up fenced viewing points instead of the current tapes, hiking entry fees to reduce on the number of fans entering, scrapping sprints from the calendar and stopping the sale of alcohols during the event.

Savanah Region Police spokesperson, ASP Paul Kangave added that the suspected pick-pocket who caused the accident had been arrested and is in custody at Busiika Police.

“We have got information that some of the injured fans were discharged apart from the woman who was seriously injured. We are still investigating to see whether our officers on duty were negligent,” Kangave added.

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