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Kampala to Luweero Taxi Passengers Forced to Pay More

If you are planning to travel from Kampala to Luweero today, have at least Ugx 10, 000 taxi fare in your pocket. A week before Christmas Day, travellers to Luweero have been paying higher taxi fares than usual already and it is going to get worse.
If you are planning to travel from Kampala to Luweero today, have at least Ugx 10, 000 taxi fare in your pocket.

 

A week before Christmas Day, travellers to Luweero have been paying higher taxi fares than usual already and it is going to get worse.

 

 

Ali Mutebi, the chairman of Bulemeezi Taxi Operators and Co-operative Society Ltd (BTOSCO), says that usually passengers on the Kampala to Luweero route pay Ugx 6,000.  Luweero to Kampala passengers pay Ugx 5,000.

 

This entire week though, passengers have been forced to pay an extra Ugx 1,000 to make the trip.

 

Frank Seruzi, a driver of a taxi registration number UAM 046L, advises passengers to brace for higher fares because they will rise even further from this Friday.

 

Mansoor Serunjoji, the driver of a taxi registration number UAT 440T, says they are going to start charging the Kampala-Luweero trip Ugx 10, 000 and Luweero to Kampala Ugx 8, 000.

 

Both drivers argue that it would be foolish not to charge higher during this festive season when they have to deal with overwhelming numbers of passengers.

 

A passenger Sylivia Namuswe says her Kampala employer is considering asking her to make fewer trips because of the hiked fares.

 

Some passengers are still resisting the climbing prices. Judith Atim preferred to get out of a taxi at Kasana stage because the driver for the Luweero-Wobulenzi route wanted Ugx 2, 000 instead of the daily Ugx 1, 500 fare. Atim said she would wait until she got a taxi that could take her at the fare she pays everyday.

 

BTOSCO chairman Ali Mutebi denies knowledge of hiked fares. He said the hiked fares are not sanctioned by BTOSCO.

 

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