Passengers protest new taxi fares as president Museveni shifts lock down on public transport

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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-Matuga 4000

Kampala-Ntinda 2000

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-Busega 4000

Kampala-Bulenga 5000

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.