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Photos: Several Passengers Stranded as Public Transportation Resumes

As public transport resumed operation today in non-border districts of Uganda as per the presidential directive on easing the lockdown, hundreds of people were stranded in various parts of the Kampala with no commuter taxis to move them.

Scores of travellers were stranded along the roads entering Kampala as well as taxi parks.

Kids stranded in Nateete Taxi park

Several taxi drivers were unable to get back to work due to lack of government clearance.

In Nateete and the new taxi park, several passengers said they were trying to travel upcountry.

“I was trying to travel to Masaka but I am surprised that there is no taxi yet they were allowed to resume operation,” said Musisi, one of the passengers.

Stranded passengers waiting for taxis in the new taxi park

He asked government to bring some of its buses to these taxi parks so that they can help them travel at a fair price.

Manwhile, a few taxis in the new taxi park hiked the prices.

Last week while addressing the nation President Yoweri Museveni allowed public means of transport to resume work today with half capacity of passengers

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However, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) ordered taxi drivers to first register and obtain Route charts before resuming work.

 

 

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