Fort Portal Taxi Operators to Relocate to New Park

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The new tax park was constructed under the Urban Digression Grant UDG and can accommodate more than 80 commuter taxis.

Taxi operators along the Fort-Portal- Bundibugyo road have been given a 22-day ultimatum to relocate to the newly constructed taxi park. 

The new tax park located in Kisenyi was constructed under the Urban Digression Grant - UDG and can accommodate more than 80 commuter taxis.

Speaking during the opening of the Park constructed at 61 million shillings Muhanga said the relocation is aimed at decongesting the town.

He stated that failure by the taxi operators to relocate to the park will see their commuter taxis impounded by the municipal enforcement officers and the drivers or owners fined.

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In October, the taxi operators were directed to immediately relocate the Kampala, Bundibugyo, Kamwenge and Kasese stages to Nyakaseke park after it was reported that a businessman had collected over 1 billion shillings from taxi operators on Kamwenge stage illegally, claiming he was the owner of the stage.

However, the taxi operators defied the directive, saying it was on short notice and done without proper consultations.

Muhanga also disclosed that all taxis that load passengers along Kasese road and those at Mpanga Market will soon be relocated to Nyakaseke Taxi Park. 

Some of the taxi operators say that they welcome the ultimatum because it has not interfered with their planned schedule of working during the festive season.