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“Government to Compensate Families and Survivors of Grisly Link Bus Accident”- PM Nabbanja

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The Prime Minister, Ms Robinah Nabbanja, has revealed that the government will compensate bereaved families and survivors of the grisly Link Bus accident that claimed 21 lives and injured scores last week.

This is really a matter of national importance. I am going to use my powers as Prime Minister to see that we provide support to the victims, Ms Nabbanja she over the weekend while at parliament.

The prime ministers commitment followed an appeal by Kyenjojo Woman MP Faith Kunihira for government intervention into what she termed as a tragedy.
According to Ms Kunihira , the central government had left the matter to be handled at the local level despite the magnitude of the accident and consequently called for a special team to be set up to follow up on the welfare of the victims.

Our prayer is that financial support be given to bereaved families and those that are injured because they are in a state of need. She said.

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It is overwhelming when there is no national response to such a big tragedy, and we do not see the national response to be able to follow up with victims where they are. There is no help, people have lost limbs and up to this morning there were victims who were lying there without proper medical care. She added.

on Wednesday last week, four separate car accidents claimed 28 lives, with the worst being the Link Bus crash that took place 15 kilometres outside Fort Portal City where 20 passengers dead on spot.
The Ministry of Works and Transport also suspended the operations of Link buses for two weeks to investigate the increasing road carnage involving their own buses shortly after Kabarole nasty accident.

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