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Musisi Reinstates Shs120,000 Monthly Taxi Charge

website like this http://craigpatchett.com/wp-content/plugins/related-posts/wp_related_posts.php geneva;”>This follows the recent ruling by court that KCCA should stop collecting money from taxi drivers noting that these taxes were never passed by a resolution by the council and so were illegal.


However, speaking to journalists on Monday morning at City Hall in Kampala, Musisi said Article 71 of the KCCA Act, indicates that the Minister in charge of Kampala has got rights to give out different rules on what should take place in the city.


Musisi added that she received directives from the Minister to begin collecting tax revenue of Shs 120,000 again from taxi drivers.


“Effective from today, the KCCA operation team will begin impounding taxis that have not paid the required amount of money,” she said.


However, the Chairman Drivers and Conductors Association (DACA), Mustafa Mayambala has warned the Executive Director that taxi drivers are not ready to allow the degree she is giving.


“We are ready to do whatever is necessary to make sure that the rule of law prevails,” he said.


Mayambala added that the court ruled the case last month basing on the same Article 71 and therefore, the Minister is bound to the same court directives.


“We are ready to go back to court to affirm the ruling made by the judge over the case and we are not ready to pay this sum of money which is illegal,” he said.


“We shall fight in all ways possible as it is mandated in the constitution of this country; we are ready to even demonstrate against this unlawful act,” added Muyambala.

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