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Uganda Police starts special operation against ‘Drones’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | All those operating cars dubbed ‘Drones’ as PSV taxi in Kampala, have been ordered by Uganda Police to remove the vehicles off the roads immediately. According to Faridah Nampiima, Uganda Police PRO for the Traffic Directorate, only vehicles with a checked band will be allowed …

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Taxi operators divided over proposed registration

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Taxi Operators are disunited about the registration exercise which the Uganda Transport Operators Federation – UTOF is proposing for all of them. Formed in September last year, UTOF is a body that unites former independent taxi Operators’ associations of Kampala Operational Taxi Stages Association (KOTSA), …

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Thugs using women to dupe unsuspecting victims in taxis

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Crime Intelligence-CI has launched an operation to trace thugs using women in taxis to rob unsuspecting passengers along the Northern bypass. The operation stems from numerous complaints filed by victims about criminals conspiring with taxi drivers and conductors to rob them. A police officer at Kalerwe …

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Taxi owners petition KCCA over park user fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Taxi owners in Kampala have petitioned Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA over the high park user fees. Over 20 taxi owners on Tuesday met the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago at City Hall. Last month, the owners petitioned Lukwago describing the fees as unfair. In 2020, the Minister …

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Taxi operators decry low passenger numbers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Taxi operators plying different routes within Kampala city are living in uncertainty about the future of their business, due to the gradual decline in the number of people using taxis. The taxi operators say the number of people using taxis dropped since the government lifted …

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Park user fees illegal: Lord Mayor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago says the park user fees being collected by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA are illegal. Speaking in the council meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, Lukwago said that there is no law or ordinance that establishes the fees payable by passenger …

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Kampala taxis ignore new Park User fees

KCCA Director Revenue Collection, Sam Serunkuma says that they started collecting the fees on 1st January but have so far only collected about sh5 million Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has collected only about sh5 million in park user fees, more than a month since …

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Masaka city, division leaders disagree on management of public transport

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka city leaders are divided over the management of public transport in the area. The dispute is pitying Florence Namayanja, the Masaka City Council Mayor, and Michael Mulindwa Nakumusana, the Chairperson of the Nyendo-Mukugwe Division who are bickering over fines levied on taxis operating from …

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KCCA throws out Entebbe Road taxis from New Taxi Park

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eight taxi operators have been arrested during an operation mounted by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA, to eject taxis plying Entebbe Road routes from the New Taxi Park. The joint operation carried out together with police and the army early today is in the implementation …

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