Early last year, Masaka municipality contracted Masaka Taxi Drivers Operators and Owner Cooperative Society- MUTDOCS to manage taxi business in the municipality. The contractor was tasked ensure that all public service vehicles return to the taxi park.
The streets lead to the main taxi park in the municipality. However, due to their poor state, drivers are continually avoiding them opting for roadside loading of passengers. Bashir Tamale, a taxi driver says the current state of the streets leading to the main taxi park is not ideal for motor vehicle traffic.
But area leaders say that parking in ungazzeted areas and roadside loading, creates disorder in the municipality which is rooting for a city status.
Mary Babirye Kabanda, the Masaka district Woman Member of Parliament says that the existence of public service vehicles all over the streets creates a chaos, promotes insecurity and poor sanitation. Kabanda wants municipal authorities to immediately return the taxi operators to the main taxi park.
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Abed Bwanika, the Peoples' Development Party President has also criticized Masaka municipal authorities for looking on while disorder takes root in the town.
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Early last year, Masaka municipality contracted Masaka Taxi Driver's Operators and Owner Cooperative Society- MUTDOCS to manage taxi business in the municipality. The contractor was tasked ensure that all public service vehicles return to the taxi park.
Masaka Mayor Godfrey Kayemba Afaayo says they extended the condition until the streets leading to the abandoned taxi park are fixed. The streets are being upgraded under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID) Program, a World Bank initiative designed to enhance the institutional performance of selected Local Governments.