Long distance truck drivers to attain training

By Wasswa Deo

Over 800 Tracks and Long commercial vehicle drivers are set to receive training in accordance with the East African Community standard curriculum for drivers  a move aimed at reducing accidents that mostly occurs due to human error.

This was announced during the launch of the professional driver training Uganda-project which will run for two years at the facility established in Mukono district.

Deo Kahiigwa who will be among the trainers says, the project will offer both theoretical and practical training to drivers.

According to the World Health Organization’s global status report on road safety 2015, road accidents claim an estimated 10280 lives in Uganda annual. This calls for improved training of drivers, including drivers of large commercial vehicles.