NGO vehicles turn into a killing machine

Streets of a trading center like this one, in Bidibidi refugee settlement of refugees, bustle with people everyday, till late in the night. Picture by Ochan Hannington | 23 Feb 2019

Residents of a-refugee-hosting district of Arua are concerned about high speeds at which refugee programs implementing partners drive. This follows rampant cases of fatal accidents involving vehicles of NGOs. Just about two weeks ago a man and his 5-year-old daughter were run over. The two died instantly. Many similar accidents have happened in the past. Increasing casualties, involving speeding NGO vehicles, is worrying. Our reporter, Sabir Musa, started by asking – what should be done to avert such mishaps? In response, the Refugee Desk Officer in the Office of the Prime Minister, Solomon Osakan – a man in charge of regulating NGOs that are implementing refugee programs in the district wishes to remind motorists.