Coronavirus – Uganda: 212 taxis impounded over breaking COVID-19 safety rules

Coronavirus – Uganda: 212 taxis impounded over breaking COVID-19 safety rules

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The Police have impounded over 200 taxis in day one operation after President Yoweri Museveni eased lockdown on public transport.

Addressing journalists at the Media Centre, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, said the vehicles were impounded after flouting the new protocol guidelines.

The new protocol guidelines were issued by the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and Ministry of Works. 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic fight, public transport was banned and only eased on June 4, where taxis and buses were ordered to carry on half the number of passengers. 

For new people to register they should have the following;

A logbook, vehicle owner’s national identification card, a valid driving permit, driver ID, the driver’s and of the taxi’s phone number, and also a PSV license.

Also noted that in case the vehicle owner‘s name is not the one that appears in the logbook, the person registering must have an agreement registered, and KCCA will issue the application and letters of registration with route numbers.

A driver is also expected to have a letter from KCCA indicating an allocated route number, and evidence of third party insurance. 

And after all the processes are done, MOWT will issue the operator with a route chart.

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