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Taxi Operators Enhance Vigilance in Parks

All passengers are required to submit their luggage to searches and if the need arises, body searches are also conducted. However, in some of the taxi parks, there were no metal detectors.
22 Nov 2021 18:06
Chairman Rashid Ssekindi talking to the drivers in Namirembe park (1)

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Taxi operators have enhanced vigilance in the Parks. In some of the parks visited by URN reporters, there was a thorough checking of the passenger at the entrance of the new taxi park, Namirembe park, and Kisenyi park.

All passengers are required to submit their luggage to searches and if the need arises, body searches are also conducted. However, in some of the taxi parks, there were no metal detectors.

The Uganda Taxi Operators Federation-UTOF Chairman Rashid Ssekindi says that they have visited all parks in Kampala to ensure that each stage obtains a metal detector and check each passenger before boarding a taxi.

Ssekindi has also asked KCCA to reopen the Old Taxi Park so that the taxis that are now working on the road can be in one place where they can be monitored.

 

 //Cue in “Kino bwekyabaddewo….    Cue out…..okumubuuza biki bili munsawo”.//

Mustafa Mayambala, the Publicity Secretary UTOF says that no stage will be allowed to operate without a metal detector. He also asked security personnel to train the security teams in the various taxi parks on how to handle security in the wake of the bomb explosions.

//Cue in: “Namwe abasabaaze mulina….     Cue out…. bona batekeddwa okukeberebwa”. //

There was also heightened security downtown. People accessing arcades and Kikuubo business centers were subjected to thorough body checks. There were also police on foot and motorized patrols across Kampala.

Bashir Muwonge the chairman of Shauriyako B Village which includes Kikuubo, Ben Kiwanuka Street, Nabugabo road up to the Mapeera building says that they have deployed people working with police to man up the area. He adds that they have talked to all the vendors working within their locality like kikuubo and other busy places to be very vigilant. 

He appealed to the public to cooperate with police officers to ensure that no terrorists infiltrate public transport centers.

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