Passengers protest new taxi fares as president Museveni shifts lock down on public transport . Whisper Eye Reports.
Passengers who are using public means of transport to places of work have today protested new taxi fares drafted by Kampala Taxi Operators Association.
Last week president Museveni eased lockdown on public transport where he allowed taxi to report to work again with strict directives.
Among the directives are; a Fourteen-seater to carry have of its full capacity which is seven (7) passengers.
Each and every taxi must must have a sanitizer and operators must put on masks.
Every passenger must have a face mask, and wash hands before entering the taxi with soap or sanitizer.
On various stages many passengers have been seen negotiating with taxi operators for a reduction on the taxi fares.
Early this week, the Kampala Taxi Operators Association released the new taxi fares.
‘The new adjusted taxi fares are as follows, and can be revised upwards given the prevailing circumstances due to half capacity carriage policy issued by Government,’ says the Association Chairman.
“Note that these fares apply to Kampala Metropolitan and surrounding Areas, he said”
Kampala -Bweyogerere, Kireka 4000
Kampala-Mukono, Seeta 6000
Kampala-Naalya, Kyaliwajjala 3000
Kampala-Namugongo, Kira 4000
Kampala-Kasangati, Gayaza 4000
Kampala-kyebando, kikaya 3000
Kampala-Nsangi, Maya 5000
Kampala-Nakirebe, Mpigi 6000
Kampala-Namuwongo, Kisugu 3000
Kampala-Makindye, Bunga, Nanganda 3000
Kampala, Nsambya, Kabalagala 2000
Kampala-Kalerwe, Kanyanya, Mpererwe 3000
Kampala-Biina, Kitintale, Mutungo- Luzira 3000
Kampala-Muyenga, Bukasa 4000
Kampala-Gaba, Kansanga, Munyonyo 4000
Kampala-Mbuya, Bugolobi 2000
Kampala-Kasubi, Masanafu, Namungoona 3000
Kampala-Braise, Kawempe 3000
Kampala-Rubaga, Wakaliga, Nateete 3000
Kampala-Kiwatule, Najjera 3000
Kampala- Kisasi, Kyanja 3000
Kampala-Salaama, Munyonyo 4000
Kampala-Entebbe, Nkumba 8000
Kampala-Lubowa, Kajjansi 4000
Kampala-Najja, Namasuba 3000
Kampala-Nyanama, Kabowa, Mutundwe, Bunamwaya 3500
Kampala-Nansana, Wakiso 4000
Taxi fares to upcountry areas has tripled due to the presidential directives intended to control the spread of corona virus in Uganda.