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Business Commences In The New Taxi Park

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However, today, Monday, taxi drivers occupied the modern park and commenced work but with a few passengers.

In an interview with Chimpreports, drivers have however expressed concern over the limited number of facilities noting that this will hinder their work.

“The park has few toilets unlike the old facility which puts heath of the users at a risk,” explained DACCA Chairman Mustapha Mayambala.

He noted that passengers and drivers will shun it due to lack of the facility which he said would hinder business.

“Restaurant and kiosks are not allowed which makes it difficult for users to access food and drinks while in the new taxi park,” added Musa Mutiibwa a taxi guide.

He further noted that there are no shades where passengers can wait from which he said is a disservice to the drivers considering the stages for buses with shades.

“The taxi park is so small that it can only accommodate four vehicles at each every stage which is unfair compared to the big numbers of passengers who board form the park,” explained Abdul Karim Mukasa a driver on plying the Nansana route.

While opening the taxi park last month, KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi noted that construction is not yet complete adding that more funds are still needed to be able to lay off hands.

”We are planning to put up another floor first, for more parking space for both taxis and vehicles that would be parking on the roadside,” added the Executive Director.

The new park project cost a total of Shs.6.3 billion, all of which came from KCCA revenue collections.

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