As a way of harmonizing public transport in Kampala, the city governing body, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) on 5th June 2020 embarked on the process of registering all commuter taxis in Kampala.
The Ministry of Works and Transport was tasked to issue route charts to all registered taxis.
Two registration centers, one at Kitante primary school and another at Old Kampala SS were established.
KCCA spokesperson Peter Kaujju on Thursday announced that by 16th June 2020, they had registered and allocated route numbers to 13,301 Public Service Vehicles (PSV) while Ministry of Works and Transport had issued 10,472 route charts.
However, by 17th June 2020, the number has inflated to 13,996.
“The total estimation for all commercial vehicles in the city was about 23,000. However, taxis alone we expected between 13,000 and 14,000. As of close of business yesterday we had registered 13,996 commuter taxis,” said Kaujju.
He added, “the registration exercise has been a great success with almost all estimated taxis operating in the city having acquired route numbers and charts.”
Since almost all taxis have been registered, the registration center at Old Kampala SS was closed on Thursday while the exercise will continue at Kitante primary school and KCCA offices.
KCCA also announced that it is building an updated database of all Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) to ensure that all vehicles on the roads have all the requirements in accordance with the existing laws and regulations to ensure all drivers have valid driving permits for that class of the vehicle.
For the case of bodabodas, KCCA reiterated that Government is reforming ty bodaboda industry that will entail gazetting of bodaboda stages in the city and creation of bodaboda Free zone in the central business district.