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