By Leilah Bbaale
The government, through the ministry of Works and Transport has given drivers whose driving licenses have expired up to September 1 to renew them.
State Minister for transport Fred Byamukama says that this has been done in response to the lifting of the 42-day lockdown on Friday which had led to the temporary closure of the Uganda Security Printing Company, the agency in charge of issuing driving permits, in order to limit the spread of Coronavirus disease.
Byamukama said that the company is going to reopen its offices tomorrow to resume business but until September 1, the traffic police officers shouldn’t arrest drivers whose driving permits have expired.
However, Byamukama added that this waiver only applies to those drivers whose driving permits expired during the 42-day lockdown. Those without or whose driving permits expired way before the lockdown risk being arrested and prosecuted if they are found driving illegally.