They authprities say that illegal commuter taxi stages have since contributed to traffic congestion within the Jinja city’s central business district, which is frustrating the smooth operability of other enterprises.
Aaron Musoke, a grocery shop operator, says that the victims who are unknown in the area bought snacks from Lwanda trading center and moved towards the school before they were shot about 30 minutes later.
"Phramacist Ambrose Kamugisha directed me to store medical waste bins containing medical supplies on five different occasions, but his colleagues, most of whom are fellow health workers would come and load the medicines in his vehicle," mortuary attendant Godfrey Lutalemwa says.
The vendors who deal in food items and snacks were given a notice to peacefully vacate from the said premises in July and occupy spaces allocated to them in the main market. However, they ignored the directive, until the police rounded off the taxi park and directed them to vacate but, they instead retaliated by pelting stones at law enforcement enforces.
It involved a Kampala bound trailer registration number T141 DCR/T781 DJH and a taxi registration number UAY-766V which was heading to Nakasongola. According to Apollo Kabaali, one of the eyewitnesses, the trailer lost control and rammed into the taxi before overturning.
Muzamilu Izimba, a cyclist operating opposite the taxi park who witnessed the incident says that the deceased arrested two suspects at around 5:30 am. He adds that as Tanga was opening the police post cells, one of the suspects pushed him and cut his head before fleeing the scene.
The accident which occurred on Sunday involved a commuter taxi registration number, UAZ 861J from Jinja district which burst its tyres and knocked a motorcycle carrying two passengers who died instantly.
According to the Kyenjojo District Police Commander - DPC, James Kawalya, the taxi registration number UAL 115B was intercepted on Thursday morning in Kyenjojo Town Council by police who were patrolling the area.
The campaign dubbed 'No Accident' was launched by Taxi Drivers under the Kampala-Gulu Taxi Operators' Association today. The umbrella brings together more than 600 operators, among them conductors and drivers from the areas of Bwaise, Matugga, Bombo, Wobulenzi, Luweero, Nakasongola, Masindi and Kigumba, among others.
According to Naswagi, the group has been collecting revenue in the taxi park for a couple of months, which has impacted negatively on local revenue mobilisation. He explained that when the Municipality tried to kick the group from the Taxi Park, the Senior Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs, Moses Byaruhanga wrote to the Town Clerk to back off.