Taxi operators along the Kampala-Jinja highway and Gayaza Bugerere
road have shifted their operations to areas near the district boundaries.
This follows the ban on inter-district travel that was instituted by President
Museveni on Sunday following a surge in the covid-19 cases.
To stop taxis crossing from Mukono to Buikwe, the police have
mounted a roadblock at Kikondo-Namagunga. Another has been set up at
Buyira-Nkokonjeru to block movements connecting to Katosi road.
Another checkpoint has been set up at the Nile Bridge at Njeru to stop taxis
from Jinja City to Buikwe and along the Gayaza-Bugerere road, the major
checkpoint is at the Ssezibwa Bridge.
URN reporter saw taxis dropping passengers to the new illegal stages located
about 100 metres from the checkpoints. Only travellers wearing masks cross the
checkpoints by foot to access taxis parked at the opposite side.
James Musinguzi, a resident at Lwanyonyi Mukono welcomed the
enforcement of the ban by the police. He says that it is likely to stop the spread
of the disease.
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Justine Nakyeswa says police should allow Boda Boda riders to
carry passengers to cross to other districts as long as they adhere to the
Standard Operating Procedures- SOPs.
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Meanwhile, a few taxis are already parked in major parking yards within Mukono
and Lugazi Municipality.