Bus Companies Record Slow Business

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Musa Ssemambya, the General Manager YY Coaches, said they had also hired out two buses to ferry people from Eastern Uganda to Bushenyi district for the national Independence Day celebrations.

It wasn't business today as usual for bus companies as the country marked its 55th independence anniversary. Several bus operators interviewed by URN this morning said there were a few travelers compared to other days owing to the public holiday.
 
 
Alex Muhwezi, the Assistant Manager of Global Coaches that there were a few travelers. He explained that normally they dispatch at least 20 coaches on Mbarara route by midday. He however, told URN that they had only managed to dispatch 15 coaches by midday today.
 
 
Muhwezi also said that although they are known for ferrying people to government functions, this time around government only hired four buses.
 
 
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Sharitah Hamidu, the Assistant General Manager Gateway Services also said business was slow. According to Hamidu, on normal days they dispatch at least seven buses to Moroto, which wasn't the case today. He explained that by the mid-morning they had only dispatched three buses.
 
 
Hamidu, however, said they expect business to improve by evening given the fact travelers to Juba and Nairobi normally board at night or in the evening hours. 



Musa Ssemambya, the General Manager YY Coaches, said they had also hired out two buses to ferry people from Eastern Uganda to Bushenyi district for the national Independence Day celebrations. He also observed that the movement of travelers too Mbale and from Kampala is not pleasing at all. 



He explained that on normal days a bus leaves the park on top of each hour from the East to the central and vice versa. Ssemambya explained that only nine buses had left for their Eastern Route, and only five coaches had come from the East.
 

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Jane Kirungi, a passenger told URN he had spent three hours in Pokopoko bus waiting for it to get full so that they can travel to Bwera. Kirungi told URN she was considering postponing her journey to tomorrow since the issue that was taking her was not very

 

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