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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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Transporters in Fort Portal reduce fares

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Public transport operators in Fort Portal tourism city have reduced the transport fares as public transport resumed to full capacity. Buses and taxis have been carrying half capacity to ensure physical distancing to contain the spread of COVID-19. This forced the transporters to hike …

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Bus operators maintain fares despite carrying full capacity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bus operators have maintained transport fares despite being allowed to carry full capacity of passengers. On Friday during the end of year address, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni allowed public transport to resume carrying at full capacity. Initially, the transporters had doubled the fares after the …

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Bus operators hike fares ahead of festivities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bus operators have hiked their transport fares as the Christmas season draws closer citing increasing fuel and spare part prices. This comes weeks after the Works and Transport Minister, General Edward Katumba Wamala rejected earlier attempts by the bus operators under Uganda Bus Owners Association …

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Bus companies in Kabale double fares as public transport resumes

  Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bus companies in Kabale have doubled the fares following the resumption of public transport. Buses and taxis resumed operations today, 42 days after President Yoweri Museveni suspended public transport to contain the spread of COVID-19. On Friday while reopening public transport, Museveni said that …

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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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Transport fares hiked as Christmas draws close

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Transport fares to all upcountry destinations have increased as the festive season draws close. In most of the bus terminals and taxi parks visited by our reporters, the transport fares have almost doubled to what was being charged prior to the festive season.  On the …

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