Following Kabarole and Mbale nasty accidents that claimed over 25 lives, Memebers of the parliament have called on the government to revive the directive to install speed governors in all public service vehicles.
Link Services Ltd bus involved in a nasty accident leaving 20 dead on spot along the Fort Portal-Kyenjojo Road in Kabarole.
Six people were also reported dead in an accident along the Mbale-Tirinyi Road and both accidents happened on Wednesday.
The Ministry of Works and Transport issued a statutory instrument on speed governors in 2004 but the country continues to face challenges in regard to the enforcement of the same in public service vehicles till date.
According to MPs, the two incidences were an awakening call for the government to consider regulating speed on highways targeting public service vehicles.
Bukooli Central County MP, Solomon Silwany, said he had observed that the speed on highways is determined by the driver with minimal or no regulation from authorities.
I use buses a lot and I realise that the speed the driver uses is determined by himself. If this does not stop, we will still have more of these accidents, said Silwany.
Silwany tasked Works and Transport ministry to take a deliberate move and have speed governors installed in all public buses.
I want the ministry of Transport and Works to come out, regulate speed, put speed governors, and monitor especially public transport vehicles that carry at least 10 passengers, he said.
The matter was raised during the plenary sitting of Wednesday, chaired by Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa who urgently structured response from the government.