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Masaka city authorities move to manage transport business

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka city authorities have started rolling out a plan of resuming to manage the transport business in the city. The new era in Masaka’s public transport was proclaimed by city clerk John Behangane while addressing reporters on Tuesday. Behangane says that the city authorities have …

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70 taxis impounded for operating on illegal stages

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | More than 70 taxis have been impounded for operating in ungazetted areas in Kampala and five drivers arrested for assaulting police officers. The vehicles were arrested in an operation carried out by Kampala Central Police Station following the failure by the KCCA enforcement teams to crackdown …

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25 taxi touts arrested for defying presidential directives

Mbarara, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Mbarara has arrested 25 taxi touts for defying presidential directives. Following the suspension of public transport over Covid-19, President Museveni banned touts from the parks as a measure of curtailing the spread of the virus.  The touts were arrested in an operation conducted …

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Hundreds of passengers spend night in taxi, bus parks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 2000 travelers spent Thursday night in city Taxi and Bus parks across Kampala due to curfew restrictions. According to the officials of Namayiba Bus Terminal, USAFI and New Taxi Parks, hundreds of travelers couldn’t get transport means to their destinations because of …

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Passengers stranded as public transport reopens

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several passengers were on Thursday morning left stranded as public transport resumed two months after PSVs were thrown off the roads as the country made attempts to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The ban was lifted earlier this week and according to …

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Kampala MPs oppose taxi, boda boda post-COVID guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from Kampala district have criticized the proposed public transport guidelines to be implemented after the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. These accuse the Minister in Charge of Kampala Betty Amongi of coming up with the guidelines without the necessary consultations with city leaders …

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Govt suspends public transport to contain coronavirus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has this evening issued an order suspending the use of public transport in order to cut the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 disease. Uganda today confirmed five new cases, pushing the number of those infected to 14. He also announced …

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Are traditional highway stopovers losing their flare?

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  At Mbizinnya in Buwama Town Council, the race is on., armed with roasted chicken, gonja, soft drinks, and other types of meat, the roadside vendors are peering at an oncoming commuter taxi.    The moment the taxi slows to the parking side; the vendors begin to …

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