State Minister For Works Ecweru Visits Fort Portal Bus Crash Site as Death Toll Rises to 21

  • by Rodney Mponye
  • May 6, 2022

Another victim of Wednesday’s Fort Portal bus crash succumbed to injuries as the death toll  rose to 21 on Thursday with several others still fighting for their lives in hospital.

Mr John Asiimwe, died on Thursday in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Fort Portal regional referral hospital where he was admitted with several other victims following the accident that happened at Ssebitoli along Fort Portal- Kyenjojo road when the vehicle owned by Link Bus Company overturned.

Relatedly, the State Minister for Works Musa Ecweru, the director traffic police Lawrence Niwabiine and officials from Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) have visited the crash scene to conduct further investigations and establish the actual cause of the accident.

“We want to investigate the cause of this accident. We have not come here to window dress or simply just show the face of the government. We have come to try and establish the problem and what could have gone wrong so that we avoid a repeat of these kinds of accidents in future. We know we cannot stop accidents from happening but we can mitigate or reduce accidents that can be avoided,” Mr Ecweru told journalists after inspecting the wreckage of the bus which is parked at Fort Portal police station.