KCCA takes over city taxis
The government has removed UTODA and other rival taxi organisations from managing the taxi transport business.
At a news conference yesterday, the Minister for Security, Mr Muruli Mukasa, ordered all taxi operators and touts in Kampala to stop their operations in the city with immediate effect. He said the government had taken over the taxi industry and no taxi association or group shall be allowed to manage any taxi business in any part of the city.
Mr Muruli said the move was to ensure security and proper management of the taxi industry and give Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) full mandate of running the passenger transport business in the city.
The KCCA executive director, Ms Jennifer Musisi, who was with the minister at the news conference, said the takeover was aimed at “streamlining the taxi industry and offer better services in the transport industry in the city.”
The conference was also attended by Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Mr Haruna Isabirye. He said it was now clear who is in charge of the taxi transport and warned of stern action against anyone who engages in violent conduct.