The chairperson of Uganda Transport Development Agency (UTRADA) Mustafa Mayambala has urged the ministry of transport together with city’s governing body KCCA, to increase on the number of registration centers to speed up the ongoing registration of taxi and bus operators in the city.
The registration exercise which ends on June 30th involves allocating parks, stages and route chart to taxi and bus operators to streamline public transport in the city.
Mayambala blames that absence of taxis on the road and high fares charged by operators on the slow process of registration due to limited number of centers.
The president allowed public transport to resume on 4th June, yet they cannot operate without fulfilling all the necessary requirements as announced by Kampala metropolitan affairs Minister Betty Amongi.
Mayambala now asks the concerned authorities to increase on the number of registration centers in Kampala in order to increase the number of taxi drivers registered in a day.
Meanwhile he has warned drivers who did not apply for upcountry routes not to be tempted to carry stranded passengers during the 3 days grace period announced by government.
Just over 3000 taxis have been registered so far out of an estimated 23,000 taxis operating in Kampala.