Members of Parliament decry Road accidents


Members of Parliament have called for professionalisation of driving in Uganda to avoid accidents. This was during the Parliamentary Commissioners’ visit to the Members of the 10th Parliament who were involved in an accident yesterday Wednesday 15th June 2016 at Namasuba along Entebbe road while returning from a meeting at the State House, Entebbe.

Aswa County MP, Hon. Okumu Regan, who represented the Rt. Hon. Speaker as head of the visiting delegation, expressed his sincere gratitude to Nakasero Hospital for the quality medical care they have given the accident victims.

Those hospitalised following the accident are:- Hon. Isaac Ekuka, Hon. Zaituni Driwau, Hon. Ababiku Jessica, Hon. Osoru Maurine and Hon. Alero Tom Aza.

Okumu also assured the hospitalised MPs that Parliamentary Commission would clear the bills and would ensure that they get back to their feet to fulfil their Parliament duties.

Moyo County MP, Tom Aza explained to the visiting delegation that the team of leaders from West Nile had gone for a meeting with the President to discuss issues pertaining to the development of West Nile among which included Muni University and the proposal to alleviate Arua to a city status.

He further explained that the accident was caused due to recklessness of a taxi driver who abruptly turned into the highway coursing the collusion between the two vehicles.

Two of the five victims, Isaac Ekuka (Upper Madi County) and Zaituni Driwau (Yumbe District) have been discharged.

The three other members are still held in hospital with some minor injuries and these are Ababiku Jessica (Adjumani District), Osoru Maurine (Arua District) and Alero Tom Aza (Moyo County).

Though earlier reported that Hon. Jessica Ababiku was in intensive care, she is now out of danger in the general word.

Following the accident, the members were admitted to Medicare clinic at Namasuba before being picked up by the Parliament Ambulance and taking them to Nakasero Hospital.

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