Gulu University has this morning sent two buses to Kampala to rescue a number of school going children who have been stranded on the streets following President Museveni’s directive to have them return home in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The buses were this morning spotted making their way to the city and their operators calling upon students hailing from Gulu to jump onboard. Many students have been sleeping in taxi and bus parks following Museveni’s decision to close schools for 42 days starting from Monday, 7th June.
The students, who had failed to get transportation back home joined thousands of Ugandans who are running away from Kampala ahead of a suspected lockdown.
While appearing on NBS TV on Tuesday evening, some scholars disclosed that they paid high transport as early as 7am but it clocked 9pm before stepping foot in the buses. This forced the government to send free buses to drive home some of the stranded students.
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