Low Passenger’s Turn Up As Public Transport Opens
There was a poor turn up of passengers at Gulu Main Bus park on Thursday as public transport resumed after a three months ban imposed by government in a bid to prevent the spread of Corona virus.
Buses and taxis were allowed to resume on condition that they carry half their capacity.
However, by 1:30pm when Mega FM visited Lira and Anaka stages at Gulu main Bus Park, few passengers were seen booking while few vehicles had also managed to get the required number of customers.
On the other hand, authorities at the terminus were seen making efforts to limit the spread of covid-19 by using thermometer guns to test body temperature of passengers, ensuring hand washing, sanitizing of money and wearing of face masks by all passengers before boarding.
Onen Moses, a passenger who was traveling to Bweyele town council in Kiryandongo district said he was forced to move due to unavoidable circumstances despite transport fare going up to 20,000 shillings from the usual 13,000 shillings.