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Kamwenge Drivers Abandon Taxi Park

Julius Tugume, a taxi driver plying the Kamwenge- Ibanda road, says the taxi park is located outside the busy section of the town, which denies them business.
Taxi drivers in Kamwenge town council have abandoned the taxi park and opted to operate along the roadside. The taxi drivers accuse the town council authorities of failing to plan properly in consultation with them, which saw them setting up the taxi park outside the central business district.

Julius Tugume, a taxi driver plying the Kamwenge- Ibanda road, says the taxi park is located outside the busy section of the town, which denies them business. He also accuses the management of Kamwenge Taxi Drivers and Owners Association-KATODA, which runs the park for failing to ensure drivers operate in one designated place and selectively enforcing the law.

Scovia Mastiko, a business woman in Kamwenge town, says the decision by the drivers to operate roadside is inconveniencing them. She accuses the town council authorities of remaining silent on the matter despite several pleas from locals and the business community. 

Efforts by URN to speak to the management of Kamwenge Taxi Drivers and Owners Association were fruitless as their office was under key lock and their known contacts switched off.

Enock Kakuhikyire, the Town Clerk Kamwenge town council says the decision by the drivers to operate on the roadsides is unacceptable. He says they are already engaging the leaders of the taxi drivers to ensure that all taxis return to the taxi park to get rid of confusion from the main road.