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Transport fares hiked as students return home.

By Stuart Yiga

Added 19th March 2020 06:05 PM

From Mukono to Kampala, transport has increased from sh2,500 to between sh3,000 and sh5,000.

Transport fares hiked as students return home.

From Mukono to Kampala, transport has increased from sh2,500 to between sh3,000 and sh5,000.

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While addressing the nation about the COVID-19, pandemic, on Wednesday, President Yoweri Museveni, directed the schools operators to temporally close and send back all the students, by Friday, this week.

However, as soon as he made the directive, some schools started sending students back to their respective homes as early as Thursday. According to the President, students shall spend one month with their parents at home.

 
Parents have also been spotted flocking to different schools, to pick up their children as the fear of coronavirus spreads.

 
In Mukono, students of Bishop Senior Secondary School, Our Lady of Fatima Namiryango, Paul Mukasa Secondary School in Seeta, Lion of Judah High School, among others, were sent back on Thursday.

Others including Global Junior School, Seeta High, Mukono Junior, among others, are expected to break off on Friday morning.

 
Due to high demand, transport fares have also been hiked in some areas. This has compelled some students to use boda bodas, while others have resorted to hiring small pick-up vehicles to take them home at a reduced fare.

Some students have been spotted along Jinja-Kampala road highway seated four on a single motorcycle.

 
From Mukono to Kampala, transport has increased from sh2,500 to between sh3,000 and sh5,000.

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