Kampala Capital City Authority has begun collecting revenues from the taxi parks, marking and the end of Uganda Taxi Operators and Drivers Association era.
This follows yesterday’s court ruling, dismissing an application by UTODA, challenging the decision by KCCA to take over revenue collection, following the expiry of the UTODA contract.
KCCA officials have been heavily deployed in taxi parks together with the police.
The KCCA in-charge of revenue collection Patrick Mukalazi says the system of collecting dues daily has been cancelled and the taxi drivers will now pay a total fee of 155,000 shillings monthly.
Mukalazi says the drivers who are unable to raise the money now will be given a grace period of 2weeks and provisional documents to enable them access the parks.
He says this is being done to streamline revenue collection adding that the taxi parks which are currently in a sorry state will be worked on, if the taxi drivers pay their dues in time.
Meanwhile, UTODA officials are in a meeting and are expected to announce their next course of action later today. UTODA insists that their contract runs up to 2014, though KCCA says it expired last year.
Story by Hadijah Mawnje