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Museveni talks to striking Entebbe Road driversPublish Date: Apr 10, 2014
Museveni talks to striking Entebbe Road drivers
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The taxi operators protesting the move
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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

 

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