The presidential directive of passenger service vehicles carrying half capacity has tongues wagging in Kampala already, after taxi drivers agreed on new fares starting Thursday 4th June when they return to work.
In his address on Monday night, the President announced that public transport can return to work, but must adhere to his directives, which include carrying half capacity, with the driver and conductor. Mr. Museveni said conductors were let to return to work, because they need to open and close doors and help sanitize passengers’ hands.
He also announced that for anyone to enter a taxi, they must be wearing a face mask. However, several taxi drivers said they had all come together to agree on uniform fares in order to fit within the budget. They argue that while a taxi must carry only 50% passengers, fuel prices remain the same.
According to the newly announced fares, people living in Entebbe will pay the highest fare of UGX 8,000 to come to Kampala. The normal fee was 3,000 shillings.
Munyonyo, Ggabba has been hiked from 1,500 to 4,000 Shillings, Ntinda from the usual 1,500 to 2,000 shillings.
Other fares are as follows;
Kla-Bweyogerere, Kireka 4000
Kla-Mukono, Seeta 6000
Kla-Naalya, Kyaliwajjala 3000
Kla-Namugongo, Kira 4000
Kla-Kasangati, Gayaza 4000
Kla-kyebando, kikaya 3000
Kla-Nsangi, Maya 5000
Kla-Nakirebe, Mpigi 6000
Kla-Namuwongo, kisugu 3000
Kla-Makindye, Bunga, Nanganda 3000
Kla, Nsambya, Kabalagala 2000
Kla-Kalerwe, kanyanya, Mpererwe 3000
Kla-Biina,Kitintale, Mutungo Luzira 3000
Kla-Muyenga, Bukasa 4000
Kla-Gaba, Kansanga, Munyonyo 4000
Kla-Mbuya, Bugolobi 2000
Kla-Kasubi, Masanafu, Namungoona 3000
Kla-Braise, Kawempe 3000
Kla-Rubaga, Wakaliga, Nateete 3000
Kla-Kiwatule, Najjera 3000
Kla-kisasi, Kyanja 3000
Kla-Salaama, Munyonyo 4000
Kla-Entebbe, Nkumba 8000
Kla-Lubowa, Kajjansi 4000
Kla-Najja, Namasuba 3000
Kla-Nyanama, Kabowa, Mutundwe, Bunamwaya 3500
Kla-Nansana, Wakiso 4000