The head of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit, Col Edith Nakalema has ordered all bus companies which overcharged passengers, especially students and never transported them in the last three days to refund the fares.
The nonsense Nakalema has now instructed the bus operators through their different district offices to pay back the money to all the victims in one week and failure to do so the responsible bus companies will suffer the consequences.
Nakalema has tasked the bus owners to explain why they hiked travel fares especially for students and never transported them, leaving the government to transport them.
All the people who were delivered by transport organized by the government had paid inflated fares to the bus operators, she said before instructing the PS, office of the President, Mr Yunus Kakande to direct all Resident District Commissioners to report offices of the bus companies to refund the fares.
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“Bus companies have been using crooks to collect money from passengers illegally. Bus owners should reveal why they took advantage of the crisis to fleece the public,” she said this during a Thursday meeting with bus owners in Kampala, attended by Winstone Katushabe, the Commissioner Transport Regulation and Safety, Ministry of Works and Transport.
The meeting comes two days after Col Nakalema on Tuesday visited the bus parks downtown Kampala to assess what she and travelers described as the worsening transportation situation after President Museveni announced that public transport between districts would be suspended for 14 days starting June 10, in a bid to contain the spread of Coronavirus.