Following the return of public transport on Thursday, hundreds of passengers stormed different taxi and bus parks to travel back to their respective upcountry residences.
However, many were left stranded as many buses and taxis had failed to meet the new KCCA transport guidelines. Yesterday the authority decided to grant a three-day temporary waiver for taxis and buses plying upcountry routes.
Betty Amongi, the Minister for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs said that government had noted some passengers sleeping in the parks and the public transporters failing to meet demands of the passengers which resulted into interrupting curfew time.
“For the above reasons, we have made a temporary waiver for public transporters plying upcountry routes who have not yet finalized registration to carry passengers for a period of three days up to Monday, June 8, 2020.
“The waiver permit shall be authorized by the Resident City Commissioner (RCC) and KCCA team shall issue the permit from the parks to any PSV vehicles ready to transport the passengers,” Amongi said.