National
VP Ssekandi meets city taxi drivers
Publish Date: Mar 06, 2012
VP Ssekandi meets city taxi drivers
Old Taxi Park
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Brian Mayanja

Vice - President Edward Ssekandi Tuesday convened a meeting of taxi drivers to solve their grievances.
The meeting is taking place at his office in Kampala.

This after over 50 drivers on Monday stormed Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) headquarters after tip off that the authority officials were in a closed door meeting with some UTODA officials.

The storming of KCCA offices was masterminded by leaders of Drivers and Conductors Central Association (DACCA) and the National Union of Taxi Operators (NUTO).

The drivers found their way into the internal audit and revenue collection committee in the afternoon, paralyzing business.

The angry drivers accused KCCA officials of trying to reinstate UTODA to manage taxi business in the city without their consent.

 “We rather pay the sh120, 000 to KCCA than being governed by UTODA officials. I suffered during their tenure,” said Joseph Ssemati, a driver at Muyenga stage, Old Taxi Park.

After verbal exchange with committee members, Apollo Mugume the committee chairman allowed the drivers to air out their grievances.

Drivers reiterated their position to the proposal of a joint committee with UTODA, in revenue collection and management of the taxi parks and stages.

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Army tracks Ugandan rebels after DR Congo massacre
The Congolese army on Wednesday searched for suspected Ugandan rebels in villages in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, following the massacre of around 100 people last week, the UN said....
Museveni, Uhuru top African influential Presidents list
President Yoweri Museveni has been named among the four most influential Presidents on the African continent who feature on the list of the most influential persons on the continent....
PM hails Uganda’s relations with France, Germany
The Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, has applauded the level of trust, co-operation and brotherhood that exist between France, Germany and Uganda....
Reduce fertility rate to boost economic development – experts
The government should put in place effective measures to reduce the runaway fertility rate if it is to reap the benefits of demographic dividend, population experts have warned....
KCCA urged on reforms to protect women and children
Women activists are demanding reforms in the KCCA enforcement policy to ensure the safety of Ugandans – especially women and children – in public spaces....
Uganda, Saudi ties shaky after maid abuse video
A video of a Ugandan maid abusing a child that was uploaded by a diplomat from the Saudi Embassy in Uganda has gone viral....
Should Govt lease parts of Lake Victoria to private developers?
Its Ok
No Way
Not Sure
follow us
subscribe to our news letter