The renovated and magnificent Old Taxi Park – Kampala will restart operations On Saturday May 22, sources at KCCA have said.
In a statement released on Friday evening, KCCA said whereas most of the work is almost done, they are yet to finalize with the installation of an access control system, putting down illegal structures, engaging taxi operators and their leadership on the park governance and route stages; labeling of stages and a dry run to test the operational readiness of the park’s systems.
“Having been in existence for over 50 years, the Covid-19 outbreak, presented an opportunity to work on the park carpet area and immediate surrounding without interference from taxis that had been grounded due to a nationwide lockdown. On May 7, 2020, KCCA embarked on the works that involved drainage improvements, parking area and embankment construction and beautification of the park,” read excerpts of a statement by KCCA.
The statement followed; “We are pleased to announce that KCCA has now substantially completed construction works and set to open for full operation.”
KCCA further expressed their readiness to ensure proper management of the park than it was before part of their efforts to ensure a “smart city.”
Construction of the old Taxi park popularly known as Paaka Enkadde started in May last year and it was supposed to only to take three months for the renovation but this was never down on a fertile rock something that had prompted Taxi drivers to raise complaints against lack of parking space.