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Police Vow Heavy Crackdown On Defaulting Taxi Drivers

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information pills http://cyberstudio.biz/main/components/com_easyblog/helpers/string.php geneva; font-size: small;”>Prior to this, ampoule the high courts had halted the collection of the monthly charges from the drivers pending consultation and negotiations between KCCA and the taxi drivers until they an agreement on the amount to be paid.

However, contrary to court orders, Kampala Minister Frank Tumwebaze ordered that drivers pay 120000 Shs per month which culminated into a chaos on Monday morning, forcing police to fire tear gas to disperse the taxi drivers.

In an interview with Chimp Reports, the DPC Kampala, James Ruhweza noted that they will continue with their operations to impound all the taxis that have not paid the monthly charges.

“This is an order by the minister for Kampala that must be adhered to by the taxi drivers. We don’t know the court order that the drivers are talking about and so we shall continue cracking down on all the taxis that have not paid the dues,’” stressed Ruhweza

He therefore advised the taxi drivers to abide by the law and stop causing chaos in the city.

“They should pay the money and resume work but not blocking the roads as they have done,’’ advised Ruhweza, who also noted that the money would be used by KCCA to provide services to the drivers themselves.

The police and KCCA officials, however, continue continued manning all the entrances to the old taxi park and all roads leading to the city center impounding all vehicles that have not yet paid the monthly dues.

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