Uganda : Government moves to modernize taxi industry

Taxi station in Kampala. Photo : RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – The taxi business is set for a major overhaul as part of the changes meant to streamline the taxi business in the country.

Under the proposed new arrangement, government plans to introduce route charts where a taxi plying a given route will not simply switch to another without serious reasons.

A section of taxi drivers in Luweero have welcomed the idea of streamlining the taxi business, saying the existing rivalry within different taxi owners and drivers associations have not helped to develop the taxi industry.

For over two decades, Uganda Taxi Operators and Drivers Association (UTODA) held sway in the taxi business until 2011 when its monopoly was broken leading to formation of smaller taxi operator’s organizations in different parts of the country.

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