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Passengers Stranded As Fares Shoot Sky-High

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In different parts of Kampala, fares have been doubled.


Many people, who were expecting the fares to remain stable, are now stranded in the parks with their luggage.


Fuel has not increased but to their surprise, the fares are increasing rapidly.


Taxis going to Mubende used to charge Shs 15,000 but they now charge between Shs 30,000 to Shs 35,000, those going to Masaka used to charge Shs 10,000 but it is now Shs 30,000.


Kampala to Jinja, the fares are between Shs 7,500 and Shs 8,000.


Vehicles leaving Kampala to Mpigi are charging Shs 7,000 from the Shs 5,000 they used to charge.


But for upcountry buses it is worse.


Badru Nyenje, the National Chairman for Uganda Passengers Protection Association, in an exclusive interview, told Chimpreports that many people have the desire to travel to different places for Christmas but some have been stopped due to the hiking of transport fares.


He has requested drivers to keep the fares constant because Ugandans are in a poverty state where their economy has been attacked by many aspects and this will stop them from travelling, and drivers will be the ones to lose.


Passengers have also been advised to make sure that they move with extra money to and from in order to avoid being stranded in the parks as drivers increase the fares every minute that passes.

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