Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has doubled street parking fees in the city.
Parking charges for the first hour have shot up from sh400 to sh1000, and the charge will now apply for the first two hours of uninterrupted parking in the same space.
KCCA issued a public notice Monday detailing the changes. The revisions have been published in the Uganda Gazette of August 18, 2017 with the new charges taking effect September 1.
“The General public is hereby notified that arising out of the Authority Minute No. KCCA/5/52/16, Kampala Capital City Authority has increased parking fees on all gazetted roads, streets and access roads in the City with immediate effect,” said the KCCA notice.
In her ministrial policy statement to parliament for 2017/18 earlier, Minister for Kampala Beti Kamya Turomwe had indicated parking fees would be hiked to improve revenue and reduce congestion.
“Street parking fees is increased by 50%. This is intended to increase revenue realized from street parking since current rates were established over 7 years and this will further help in reducing on congestion in the city as it will discourage street parking,” she told parliament. (read policy statement below)
1. Parking charge UGX 1,000 (One Thousand Shillings) per hour and this shall apply to the first two hours of uninterrupted parking in the same space.
2. UGX 800 (Eight hundred shillings) for any time up to 30 (thirty) minutes over and above the first two hours of uninterrupted parking mentioned above.
KCCA Ministerial Policy Statement to Parliament by Minister Beti Kamya