Renovated Old Taxi Park To Be Reopened This Week

Renovated Old Taxi Park To Be Reopened This Week

Renovated Old Taxi Park

By Uganda Online Media

President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Maj Tom Magambo who has been in the Internal Security Organisations(ISO) as the new police Criminal Investigations Director.

“President Museveni has promoted Private Tom Magambo to the rank of Major and appointed him Director Criminal Investigations of the Uganda Police Force,” the acting UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu said in a statement.

Kampala: The Minister for Works and Transport Gen. Katumba Wamala has revealed that the Old Taxi park will reopen this week.

Katumba noted that they have agreed with Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA to hand over the park by Friday or Saturday this week for the Works Ministry to demarcate stages.

According to Gen. Katumba, the re-opening of the park is one of the measures intended to enable the safe return of learners to school.

In May 2020, Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA started renovations of the park and planned to complete the works in three months, however, to date, the park remains closed with works partially done.

In 2020, KCCA and the Ministry of Works embarked on a process to register and issue route charts to taxis. But taxi operators challenged the process citing duplication of stages and issuance of temporary charts to new operators without considering the old ones who had membership at the different stages in parks.

According to Katumba, when operations resume,, taxi operators shall follow their stage guidelines until government finalizes the registration of taxis and the operationalization of route charts.

Gard Mugisha, the Chairman of Taxi Owners Association said that several of their taxis have been impounded for wrong parking due to lack of a designated area to operate.

KCCA had allocated Burton street and Cooper complex for taxis to park but these were not enough for the more than 400 taxis that lacked parking space.

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