IGP Convenes Crisis Meeting With Drivers

Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police has convened a crisis meeting with Taxi drivers at the Naguru police headquarters following their sit down strike.

IGP General Kale Kayihura
IGP General Kale Kayihura

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.

3 thoughts on “IGP Convenes Crisis Meeting With Drivers

  1. I like his Ability to solve any crisis that comes his way amicably …. He is the right person for the office

  2. I extend special thanks to Gen Kale Kayihura for that service in restoring peace among the Kampala tax drivers. Kayihura is one of the good leaders but the problem is that he is working the current poor government of NRM that uses the police force in doing wrong things instead of Law and Order just like how Kayihura has done instead of instructing him to use teargas to resolve the solvable matter. Great appreciation to Kayihura. Mugisha Gilbert Karengye “Eiraka ryabanya’ Kabale”

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