regional public transport industry for over 50 years Akamba Bus Company has
wound up operations due to financial constraints.
revealed that Akamba was highly indebted to several financial institutions and
other service providers, who confiscated its buses.
from the Transport Licensing Board, the watchdog for the transport industry,
said the firm’s management had not yet officially informed them about their
withdrawal from the business.
communicate to our counterparts in Kenya, the Kenya Transport Licensing Board,
as there is no contact office in Uganda,’ said the source.
operations about a month ago.
the firm’s Kampala manager, Japhet Kimilu, were fruitless as his phone was not
available by the time we went to press.
formerly occupied by Akamba are being rebranded for Easy Coach, which is,
plying the Kampala-Nairobi route.
alone. Already local public transport operators have silently forfeited their
buses to money lenders after failing to pay back loans.
have lost their buses to banks through public auction after failing to pay back
the loans due to increased operational costs,” said one bus owner.
recent workshop for public transporters by the transport ministry