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Works Ministry backtracks on expired permits

By Chris Kiwawulo

Added 4th June 2020 03:19 PM

Several motorists have been crying foul after traffic police officers would stop and arrest them for driving with expired driving permits.

Works Ministry backtracks on expired permits

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Several motorists have been crying foul after traffic police officers would stop and arrest them for driving with expired driving permits.

UGANDA  | TRANSPORT  |DRIVING PERMITS  

The Works Ministry has backtracked on its directive to motorists whose driving permits have expired during the COVID-19 lockdown, to continue driving as they wait for the resumption of renewal services.

The Works Minister, Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala, recently directed police to let motorists whose driving permits have expired during the lockdown that started on March 18, to continue driving since renewal services were not operational.

However, several motorists have been crying foul after traffic police officers would stop and arrest them for driving with expired driving permits.

At the beginning of the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gen Katumba announced the suspension of issuing permits, saying the government had suspended issuing driving permits until the situation normalises.

"We are working with the police and you will not be arrested for your driving permit having expired during this period," he said then. 

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