BY SAMUEL BALAGADDE
EFFORTS by the traffic Police to restore order on the road by arresting undisciplined drivers and grounding vehicles that are in dangerous mechanical conditions have been frustrated by politicians who use their offices to rescue offenders.
This was revealed during a recent tour of the west by the acting commissioner Traffic and Road Safety Steven Kasiima, and the Transport Licensing Board headed by the Secretary Winston Katushabe.
â€œThe enforcement is meant to protect residents from accidents caused by reckless drivers and vehicles in dangerous mechanical conditions, but we are being frustrated by politicians,â€ said a traffic Police officer in Kasese.
He added that usually more than 25 passengers are packed in commuter taxis that are meant to carry only 14 passengers putting the lives of the passengers at risk.
Martin Abilu, the Western Region Police Commander said he is following up the allegation of political leaders who interfere with the Police. â€œNobody, including politicians, can interfere with the Policeâ€™s work,â€ said Abilu.