By Our Reporter
The operation ban that was put on Link Bus Services was lifted yesterday after joint investigations that were made by the Ministry of Works, Police, and the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA.
The minister of Works and Transport, Gen. Wamala Katumba, hinted that the accident that occurred at Sebitoli along the Fort Portal -Kampala Highway in Busoro Sub County, killing over 20 people was a result of overspeeding. He hinted that the driver, Paul Ssempagala was at fault.
“According to the on-scene investigations, absence of skid marks was an indication that there were no attempts by the driver to brake implying over-speeding at the time of the accident…the magnitude of the impact as seen from the wreckage points to the fact that the bus was moving at a high speed,” part of the report reads.
Wamala reported that the driver was captured by police CCTV moving at a speed of 99km per hour above the prescribed speed limit of 80 kilometers per hour and was driving with one arm while the other holding an object suspected to be a phone.
Upon this, the minister blamed it on an individual and lifted the suspension on the operations of the company. He hinted that the company had taken adequate measures to improve the safety of safety passengers.