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Govt abolishes daily parking fees requirement for taxis, buses

The taxi park in Kampala

KampalaUganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Local Government Tom Butiime has announced that all daily parking fees for commercial vehicles across the country have been abolished. A new arrangement for monthly and annual payments has been put in place.

Butiime also announced that privatisation of revenue collection to private entities and persons is also abolished with immediate effect.

Speaking to the press on Monday about government’s new position on management and levying of parking fees that is a contentious issue in all urban authorities, he said a committee had looked into the matter and resolved to have a single fee annually.

“Informal levies have encouraged an explosion of ungazetted stage and illegal fees collected by unauthorized groups which is a burden,” he said.

He said a ministry committee looked into the the parking fees issue and noted there were multiple levies, formal and informal on taxis and bus operators. They then resolved to eliminate multiple and over taxation of the informal sector mainly affecting Local Governments.

“For that matter, all daily parking fees are abolished with immediate effect. There will be one parking fee of sh1,200,000 for urban authorities outside KCCA, and sh1,440,000 for KCCA,” he said.

Passenger Service Vehicles (PSVs) will pay a monthly parking fee of not more thn sh80,000 at the start and end of regular route or catchment areas

Buses will be expected to pay sh5,760,000 per annum which is Sh240,000per month.



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