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KCC orders buses off streets

By Vision Reporter

Added 21st June 2009 03:00 AM

KAMPALA City Council (KCC) has ordered bus operators to vacate the streets.

KAMPALA City Council (KCC) has ordered bus operators to vacate the streets.

By Florence Nakaayi

KAMPALA City Council (KCC) has ordered bus operators to vacate the streets.

“KCC is going to use strong measures to evict the buses by next week (this week),” said Godfrey Nyakana, the chairman of the Kampala Central Division.

“Once you buy a bus, you must find where to park it. We can not continue to see disorder in the city because the bus owners have failed to agree with the proprietor of the park,” Nyakana said in an interview over the weekend.

He explained that there were alternative places where buses can operate.

Bus owners and drivers abandoned operating at the Baganda Bus Park in central Kampala over two weeks ago, protesting increase in loading fees.

The deadlock between the bus owners and city businessman Drake Lubega, the park proprietor, forced the drivers to operate in downtown streets, worsening the already hectic traffic congestion in the city.

Meetings to harmonise the new disputed rate of sh75,000, up from the previous sh40,000 have not yet yielded the desired results.

Nyakana said the congestion had affected shop operators.

on the streets the buses are operating.

KCC orders buses off streets

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