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Taxi operators protest delayed completion of old taxi park

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Taxi operators in Kampala have raised concern about the delayed completion of the Old Taxi Park. Last year, Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA started reconstruction works at the Park promising to complete it in three months.  However, nine months after, construction works are still going on. …

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Bus and taxi operators in Kitgum on the spot for cheating commuters

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Travelers in Kitgum district have accused bus and taxi operators of charging them exorbitantly and violating the COVID-19 standard operating procedures. The transport fares doubled after the Ministry of health directed transporters to carry half of their licensed capacity to ensure social distancing to minimize …

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Acholi taxi operators double their transport fares

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Taxi operators in parts of Acholi sub region have decided to more than double their daily profits, raising the concern of travelers over the exorbitant transport fares being charged on the various routes in the sub region. Last year, government restricted transport operators including buses …

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Consult public, cooperate with gov’t, taxi operators tell Kampala’s new leaders

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | As Kampala city welcomes new leadership, taxi operators have advised the incoming Kampala Capital City Authority -KCCA councilors to always consider consulting with them before enacting any bi-laws. Mayambala Mustafa, the vice chairman of Joint Taxi Operator’s Consortium -JOITCO says there has been misrepresentation when it …

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Lira taxi operators abandon park

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Taxi operators in Lira city have abandoned the taxi park and opted to operate on the roadside. After public transport was reopened in June, the city authorities banned taxis from operating along the streets. However, some of the taxi drivers in Lira city are not …

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Northern bypass taxi operators agree to relocate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commuter taxi operators that have been operating outside gazzeted tax parks have agreed to relocate to the parks as part of UNRA’s effort to reduce traffic along the Northern bypass. UNRA recently said the creation of taxi stages out of the parks along the bypass …

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Entebbe municipal council to start online registration of taxi operators

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Entebbe municipal council will start will online registration for taxi operators in the municipality. This stems from the on-going registration exercise rolled out by the government to streamline the public transport industry within the Kampala Metropolitan Area. Entebbe municipality town clerk Magumba says the …

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KCCA to register extra driver per taxi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority will register an extra driver per taxi in the on-going exercise. According to the Works and Transport minister Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala, taxi operators are now allowed to register two taxi drivers per taxi. When the exercise started on 30th …

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