Luweero Town Council Loses UGX 76m in Taxi Fees Wrangles

Luweero town council has recorded losses valued at 76 million shillings in local revenues following the suspension of taxi park fees.

The collections were suspended in August last year following a series of protests by taxi drivers.

Drivers were demanding that collection of daily and multiple parking fees be stopped as directed by President Yoweri Museveni in his letter dated 22nd July, 2017.

In the letter, President Museveni advised that drivers should only pay annual license fees and not daily dues as was the case.

According to the Luweero Town Council Local council III Chairperson, Paul Mukungu, the council which used to collect 8.5 million shillings every month, is estimated to have lost 76 million Shillings in uncollected revenue.

Mukungu says that the budget shortfalls have led to the suspension of key projects, which include, among others, the installation of solar-powered street lights, de-silting of drainage systems, procurement of land for a planned garbage site and the opening of roads.

By Agencies

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