Minister Kabuye cautions taxi operators on SOPs compliance as KCCA donates them sanitization materials
The challenge of congestion in the new taxi park will be solved after finalizing the construction of the old taxi park which he said is near completion.
After an impromptu tour of down town to check on the levels of compliance with SOPs, Presidential directives & to raise more awareness in the main taxi parks in Kampala including New Taxi Park, USAFI Taxi Park, Namayumba and Kisenyi on the status of COVID-19 , the state Minister for Kampala Kabuye Kyofa issued a strong warning to taxi park leaders to ensure compliance to the set standard operating procedures to avoid consequences.
The Minister there after handed over sanitization materials donated by Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) at the headquarters to representative of the 4 main taxi parks. He urged them to freely give them to people in taxi parks that cannot afford to buy them, who don’t have them at the time of boarding taxis.
“I made a surprise monitoring exercise to the taxi parks to ascertain the level of compliance to SOPs issued by Ministry of Healthy. There are those who can’t afford sanitization materials. KCCA has donated the materials as a gesture of Corporate social responsibility” he said
The minister added that the challenge of congestion in the new taxi park will be solved after finalizing the construction of the old taxi park which he said is near completion.
The Deputy KCCA Executive Director Eng. David Luyimbazi Ssali said that taxi park leaders need to be sensitized on the compliance of the SOPs to avoid incurring heavy cost of treatment for corona patients.
He said that the sanitation materials donation to taxi park leaders included over masks, sanitizers, soap and tanks.
“We need to pull efforts to avoid the3rd Covid-19 wave of the pandemic based on the cost of treatment. Leaders of taxi parks need to be sensitized to take caution on SOPs especially in the new taxi park”
Edwin Kuteesa representing the new taxi park Leadership told the minister urged the minister to fast truck the completion of the old park which he said has led to the congestion in the new taxi park due to addition stages.
He asked the minister to collaborate with Ministry of Health and consider vaccinating taxi operators who are the transport custodians of most people in Kampala to avoid transfer of the corona disease.