Siraji Masagazi, the Spokesperson Mbale Taxi Drivers, Conductors and Owners’ Association, says they have very many vehicles that can’t even fit in Kumi taxi park, which forces drivers to operate along roads.
in Mbale City have opposed plans by City authorities to temporary relocate
trucks to Kumi road Taxi Park to pave way for road works.
The Shillings 21
billion road works project is expected to begin in two weeks’ time and now the
drivers need to vacate the streets.
works will cover Manafwa and Naboa Roads and Cathedral Avenue.
Recently, Mbale City authorities asked truck drivers
who have been operating on the affected roads to relocate temporarily to Kumi
road Taxi Park as they find resources to purchase land to set up a permanent
Kutosi, the Public Relations Officer Mbale City Council, said they intend to divide
the taxi park into two parts to allow the truckers use one of the spaces.
However, Taxi drivers under Mbale Taxi
Drivers, Conductors and Owners’ Association have said they can’t share the park
Masagazi, the Spokesperson Mbale Taxi Drivers, Conductors and Owners’
Association, says they have very many vehicles that can’t even fit in Kumi taxi
park, which forces drivers to operate along roads.
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park hosts vehicles that ply the Lira, Soroti, Busia and Tororo-Malaba routes,
which the taxi driver say are likely to be affected should they allow in
Abdul Madoi, the Chairperson of Mbale United Trucks and Pickups
Drivers’ Association blames the Mbale City Council for selling off the lorry
park, saying they will not vacate the roadsides until the city council
allocates them an alternative place to operate from.
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insists that Mbale City Council is the planning authority and will do all it
takes to cause the desired change in the town.