THE Police have embarked on a rigorous sensitisation campaign to ensure that the newly-proposed fixed penalty scheme (on-spot fines), takes off successfully in the four pilot districts, reports Steven Candia.
The fines are for minor traffic offences.
Special teams comprising personnel from the ministry of works, transport and housing, Uganda Revenue Authority and the Police, have been constituted and tasked with the responsibility of carrying out the awareness campaign.
â€œAll is set and we have begun a sensitisation campaign to enlighten the masses about the scheme so that when it is launched, people are not taken by surprise,â€ the Kampala traffic chief, Gabriel Tibayungwa, said on Monday.
The first team was dispatched to Jinja on Monday and was scheduled to carry out its maiden sensitisation campaign there in meetings with other stakeholders, particularly taxi operators and bodaboda cyclists.
It is expected that the scheme will be officially launched on April 15 and become operational thereafter.
The Kampala team carried out its first sensitisation drive at Bat Valley yesterday in a meeting with bodaboda cyclists who were told how the scheme would operate and its advantages.
Today the team meets drivers at the Uganda Taxi Operators and Drivers Association headquarters. Ends
Police Explain On-Spot Fine