Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said that they received information that taxi drivers wanted to enter the park before its completion.
Policemen at the Old taxi park
There is heavy deployment of police at the Old Taxi Park in
Kampala following reports that taxi operators were planning to forcefully occupy
Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said
that they received information that taxi drivers wanted to enter the park before
In 2020, Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA started
reconstruction works at the Park promising to complete it in three months. However,
to date construction works are still going on. The contractors Sterling
Construction Company Limited are yet to complete constructing passenger waiting
shades and toilets.
When construction started, taxis from the old Taxi Park were relocated to Usafi
and the New Taxi Park, while others resorted to parking on the streets, causing
congestion which has affected traffic flow since then. The most affected roads
are Namirembe, Kafumbe Mukasa, Nakivubo and Barkley road, which all lead to the
New Taxi Park.
Rashid Ssekindi, the Chairperson of Federation of Uganda Taxi
Operators said that they held several meetings with the KCCA Executive Director
Dorothy Kisaka and the Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago and agreed to elect leaders of
the 33 stages in the park, which they did and handed over the report to
According to Ssekindi, they should be allowed to use the park as
the contractor completes the works.
He however denied that the operators were planning to forcefully
occupy the park.
On Tuesday, the Minister-in-charge Kampala Hajat Minsa Kabanda
told Members of Parliament that the park will be opened after a fence has been
erected, completion of the toilets and walkways especially for people with