Taxi Drivers Protest Shs120, 000 Monthly Charge


see geneva; font-size: small;”>According to the KCCA deputy spokesperson, cheapest Robert Kalumba, search the exercise started successful whereby most of the taxi drivers turned up in large numbers to pick the slips.

He noted that the only challenge faced was with some drivers who were complaining that Shs 120,000 was unaffordable. They also called for a reduction.

Kalumba, however, said that was not possible since it is a directive from the minister.

He further warned taxi drivers opposed to paying this fee that the long arm of the law will “work on them.”

The Chairman of Drivers and Conductors Association, Mustapha Mayambala, said: “We are going back to court to challenge this practice that KCCA is trying to enforce on us, the court directed taxi drivers to stop paying this amount.”

An areal view of the old Taxi Park

Mayambaala said there was intimidation from KCCA staff “that the directive was from the President’s office and anyone who disobeys it will face it rough.”

This comes after the Minister in charge of the Presidency, Frank Tumwebaze ordered KCCA to resume the collection of monthly charges from all taxis operating in Kampala city.


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