All drivers across the country should be examined to curb the high toll of road accidents, the Archbishop of Kampala Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has advised the Inspectorate of police Maj.Gen Kale Kayihura.
By Juliet Lukwago
KAMPALA - All drivers across the country should be examined to curb the high toll of road accidents, the Archbishop of Kampala Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has advised the Inspectorate of police Maj.Gen Kale Kayihura.
The country has experienced several motor accidents including one that killed Pastor John Michael Mugerwa and US pastors Dr. Reos Godzck and Leos Both when a trailer crashed their vehicle at Kakira.
"Such fatalities show that some drivers do not qualify to use the roads,” Lwanga said.
Lwanga was addressing Christians at the Kampala diocesan day celebrations at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Rubaga Cathedral on Sunday.
Lwanga expressed fear that the country is bound to lose many important people due to recklessness of some uncertifed drivers.
He also noted that boda-bodas [motorcycles] are too many in town, which makes it difficult for other road users to operate well, recommending a short prayer before one boards such a mode of transport.
"Police and others in charge of roads and road safety should come out and help us because our people are suffering,” the cleric pleaded.
He warned added if police underlooked this call, many people will continue to die in accidents at the hands of unqualified drivers.
He requested the congregation to help the police and point out unqualified drivers.
Lwanga asked the department in charge of security to make sure that soldiers, police and other security operatives are well-paid as an incentive for better perfomance of their duties.
Besides, he also cautioned catholic church leaders to avoid mixing church councils and politics, saying that church is separate with politics although they can work together.
All drivers should be tested - Lwanga