By Juliet Waiswa
Owners of commuter taxis operating in Kampala city will, with effect from next month, have computerised Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) stickers, the KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi, has announced.
The stickers, bearing KCCA logo, are meant to curb forgeries that have been discovered during the monthly revenue collection exercise.
“We are introducing computerised stickers for vehicles after realising that there was a lot of forgery of receipts and drivers claiming that they had paid to KCCA officials. This is going to stop. The stickers will be easily detected by use of special mobile phones,” Musisi told stakeholders on Friday.
During the launch at the KCCA parking yard, she said drivers have been complaining about keeping so many receipts, while others misplace theirs. Others lie that their vehicles were in garages so they could not pay for a particular month.
The KCCA director of revenue collection, Pheobe Lutaaya Kamya, said the system will help the authority record all information regarding commuter taxis and all those operating in the city will easily be identified.
“The computerised sticker gives information on the commuter taxi, its owner, registers the stages of operation and will also be able to give feedback to KCCA on which vehicle has been impounded and has not been on the streets,” she said.
She said once the commuter taxi industry has adopted the system, others like the special hire vehicles, lorries and pick-ups will also be included.