Kampala — At least 8,500 taxis will not be able to operate in Kampala as they have not yet been registered and cleared by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and Ministry of Works and Transport.
To operate in the city, the taxis must be registered with KCCA and be issued a route chart by the Ministry of Works and Transport.
Ms Betty Amongi, the Minister for Kampala, yesterday said of the 13,000 taxis captured in the KCCA system, 7,340 taxis had been registered by Monday and only 4,500 had been issued route charts.
Once the process with KCCA is complete, one is issued a letter with route chart to proceed to Ministry of Works and Transport for validation.
This has seen government give transporters without the requirements a grace period up to Friday to be able to transport travellers upcountry, according to Gen Katumba Wamala, the Minister of Works and Transport.