Following a meeting of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Taxi Operators and the Hon. Lyomoki MP for the workers, I heard that one of the resolutions after the meeting was the release of criminals unconditionally. As far as I am concerned, this is no justice. It can only hold if the violators are proven by competent authorities as being insane. Before the strike took off, the Police authorities told all who were not ready to work to remain home and ensure that they don’t violate the peace of those who were ready to work. However, the hooligans decided to throw stones and got wind screens broken, side mirrors. Surely, there is no way you can leave these people free only if they are proven insane. Let them face the course of the law.
IGP Convenes Crisis Meeting With Drivers
This morning taxi operators packed their vehicles to protest, what they call exorbitant operational fees and harassment.
According to the drivers, they are charged 5000 shillings for loading at each stage, 5000 while leaving the taxi park on top of the 120,000 shillings monthly charge.
Some of the drivers also accused Tapscom of harassing them, whenever they delay to pay the monthly KCCA charges.
As a result, Kayihura summoned the taxi operators for a meeting through Andrew Felix Kaweesi, the Kampala Metropolitan Police commander to end the strike.
Those who turned up for the meeting include representatives from Tapscom and the National Association of Drivers, Truck Owners and Boda bodas.
Shortly after arriving for the meeting, Kayihura asked the leaders of Tapscom and the National Association of Drivers, Truck Owners and Boda boda to select ten representatives for each for the meeting in the police board room.
Tapscom selected three representatives but the members of the National Association of Drivers, Truck Owners and Boda boda declined to attend the meeting in the board room, demanding that Kayihura meets them in the police compound.
Edwin Kuteesa, the leader of the National Association of Drivers, Truck Owners and Boda bodas insisted that Kayihura addresses the issue of their vehicles that were vandalized and are currently packed at various police stations in the city.
Alex Ssewanyana, the leader of Tapscom said they were ready to abide with the outcomes of the meeting. Jennifer Musisi, the KCCA director is also attending the meeting.