National
Museveni talks to striking Entebbe Road drivers
Publish Date: Apr 10, 2014
Museveni talks to striking Entebbe Road drivers
The taxi operators protesting the move
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Raymond Mujuni

A Taxi drivers’ strike along Entebbe Road has prompted the President out of his car to intervene.

On his way to Entebbe on Thursday morning, President Yoweri Museveni, made an impromptu stop at Namulanda.  

He promised the striking drivers to address their grievances with KCCA.

The drivers are protesting the relocation of the Entebbe Stage from the Old Taxi Park to Usafi Market by Kampala Capital City Authority.

Public transport along Entebbe Road remains paralyzed as the protest enters day two.

A source at the scene told the New Vision that taxis drop passengers at Namulanda stage.

 

The taxi operators are demanding that all taxis plying the route be transferred to the Usafi Market or they let them return to the old Taxi Park.

The spate of public transport on Entebbe road has been escalated with passengers stranded at the roadsides with no transport to the city.  

Derrick Ahabyona, a businessman at Zzana who lives in Seguku told the NewVision that he was able to make it home last night by a taxi but he was stranded at his home Thursday morning with no taxi available to transport him to his shop.

Boda Boda operators along the road have also tweaked their fares to benefit from the taxi drivers' strike.

A boda boda from Segguku To Zzana at a daily rate is sh2,000, but it now goes for no less that sh3,500.

Police have also deployed at the Namulanda Stage.

Efforts to get Peter Kaujju, the KCCA spokesperson to comment on the matter were futile as he was not answering his official phone.   

 

A map showing the walking distance between the Old Taxi Park and the Usafi Park 

What Andrew Kitamirike, who was at the scene, said of the matter

 

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
NMS procures 6400 mattresses for hospitals
ACCORDING to the Ministry of Health facility Inventory July, 2013, they are 48 government general hospitals with a bed capacity of 6000, 170 heath centres IVs with a bed capacity of 6,800...
MPs query sh60m UCC land deal
MPs have raised a red flag over Uganda Communications Commissions (UCC) official in a sh60m land deal, for flouting the PPDA Act...
Big strides made in fighting TB, says WHO
The known tally of people with tuberculosis rose last year but overall "major progress" is being made in rolling back the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday....
Minister Chebrot hospitalized in China
Dr. Steven Chebrot, the state minister for transport has been hospitalized in a Chinese hospital....
Drug-resistant TB at crisis levels, warns WHO
Multi drug-resistant tuberculosis remains at crisis levels, with about 480,000 new cases this year, and various forms of the lung disease killed about 1.5 million people in 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday....
Terror suspects linked to Al Shabaab further remanded
Police are yet to conclude investigations in a case involving 10 terror suspects linked to Al Shabaab arrested last month from Kisenyi in Kampala....
Was Oscar Pistorius' 5 year sentence fair and just?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter