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Taxis slowly returning to park in Mbarara city

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Taxi drivers in Mbarara city are slowly returning to the park in anticipation of resuming work after the 42-days lockdown. At least more than 20 minibuses occupy the once empty taxi park. When President Yoweri Museveni announced the 42 days lockdown to contain the second …

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Taxi drivers shun Usafi park, opt to operate on streets

Drivers abandoned the park because many passengers had difficulty walking from the city centre to Usafi Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tens of taxi drivers have continued to operate outside Usafi taxi park years after it was constructed by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA and commissioned for use. KCCA had directed …

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Mbale taxi drivers reject proposal to share park with trucks

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Taxi drivers in Mbale City have opposed plans by City authorities to temporary relocate trucks to Kumi road Taxi Park to pave way for road works.  The Shillings 21 billion road works project is expected to begin in two weeks’ time and now the drivers …

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President Museveni advises taxi drivers to form apex body

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has directed taxi associations in the country to form one apex body for proper management and regulation. According to State Minister for Kampala Benny Namugwanya, the president is concerned that the numerous splinter groups and associations of taxi drivers and operators …

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Teargas rocks Busia town as taxi drivers protest again

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Live bullets and teargas have today morning rocked Busia town as security dispersed protesting taxi drivers. Since morning, officers from the police force, Local Defense Unit-LDU and the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces -UPDF have had running battles with drivers who were protesting against the …

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Busia taxi drivers protest over continued lockdown

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Taxi drivers in Busia municipality have protested against the continued lockdown within the district. The continued lockdown is one of the measures taken by government to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Busia is among the border districts still under lockdown. The drivers …

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