The Kampala Capital City Authority, KCCA has closed the registration center for passenger service vehicles, PSVs at Old Kampala SS starting today Thursday 18th June 2020. The exercise which ends tomorrow, will continue at Kitante Primary school.
The closure of this centre is due to the fact that the registration exercise for PSVs in Greater Kampala Metropolitan area has been a great success with almost all the estimated taxis that have been operating in the city having acquired route numbers and charts.
However, a statement from management at KCCA, indicates that the exercise shall continue at Kitante PS until and at the KCCA offices.
“We remind drivers and Taxi Owners to utilize these remaining days to get their vehicles registered and issued with Route Number” it reads.
On Friday 5th June 2020, KCCA in partnership with the Ministry of Works & Transport and Uganda Revenue Authority on behalf of Government of Uganda, started an exercise to regulate public transport in the Kampala Metropolitan area.
The development followed a Cabinet Directive to build an updated database of all Passenger Service Vehicles to ensure that all vehicles on the roads have all the requirements in accordance with the existing laws and regulations as well ensure that the drivers have valid driving permits for that class of vehicles.
According to KCCA, by the 16th June 2020 they had registered and allocated Route Numbers to 13,301 PSVs while the Ministry of Works and Transport had issued 10,472 Route Charts.
For one to be registered, they are required to belong to an existing Taxi Parks. They must present two members from Stage Leadership and a member from the Taxi Associations, a copy of the motor vehicle logbook and the owner’s National Identification Card.
They must also provide a driver’s Driving Permit and a National ID as well as fill an application for a Route.