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Security intercepts two taxis sneaking in passengers from Kyotera

Kyotera, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security operatives in Masaka have intercepted two taxis sneaking in travelers from Kyotera district which borders Tanzania contrary to the presidential guidelines on Covid-19 prevention. The two taxis registration number UBG 037H and UBB 627V were destined for Kampala when they were intercepted. Herman …

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Frustrated travelers resort to trucks as transport fares flare

Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  As the struggle for the limited number of taxis and buses continues in city parks amidst hiked fares, some travelers are exploring alternative means to get to their destinations. Hundreds of travelers stormed various taxi and bus parks in Kampala on Tuesday following the resumption …

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Police impounds 212 taxis for flouting KCCA, COVID-19 rules

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda police impounded 212 taxis and 47 buses in Kampala Metropolitan Area on the very day they returned to the roads for flouting new rules for their operations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. President Yoweri Museveni lifted the ban on public …

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Police releases 114 impounded taxis

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The police have released 114 taxis that were impounded on Thursday for ferrying passengers without route charts. Patrick Onyango, the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, said they resolved to release the vehicles after the owners agreed to register.  “We have impounded 114 taxis and 1 coaster. …

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60 taxis impounded over lack of route charts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 60 taxis were impounded in Kampala on Thursday over lack of route charts. The drivers were found loading passengers at gazetted and non-gazetted parks yet they had not registered with Kampala Capital City Authority –KCCA and the Ministry of Works to secure …

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Only registered taxis to resume operations on Thursday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As public transport partially reopens on Thursday, 4th June, only registered taxis will be allowed on the road. The development comes after a decision was made during a meeting held on Tuesday between the Minister for Works and Transport, Edward Katumba Wamala, Kampala Ministers, …

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KCCA registers taxis amidst protest from operators

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The registration of taxis by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has kicked off amidst chaos and poor coordination. The operators are protesting the lack of coordination in the registration process. In hundreds, the taxi operators converged at Old Kampala Secondary School and Kitante Primary Schools …

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KCCA issues plan, conditions for registration of taxis

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has issued its plan to start registration of taxis in Kampala. On Thursday, KCCA issued guidelines to taxis and boda boda operators ahead of the reopening of Public Transport next week on June 4th. Among the guidelines was the requirement …

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