Monday, 2 July 2012
KASESE TAXI DRIVERS IN CONFLICT OVER PARK
There were misunderstandings this morning at the Kasese Taxi Park as two taxi drivers associations locked horns over the management of the place.
It needed the intervention of the Deputy Resident District Commissioner Kasese Aminadabu Muhindo, the Mayor Godfrey Kabyanga and the Assistant Town Clerk Seleverio Mukobi to settle the matter.
The conflict was between Kasese Taxi Owners and Drivers Association (KATODA) and Kangitsi Taxi Owners and Drivers Association a newly established body to run the affairs of the taxi Park.
Kangitsi claims to have won the tender from Kasese Municipal Council to run the taxi park but faced resistance from KATODA who refused to leave office.
It is reported there were verb attacks in relations to the tribal origins of the heads of the two bodies.
The Assistant Town Clerk Seleverio Mukobi told the meeting that Kangitsi won the tender to manage the taxi park following guidance from the Ministry of Local Government.
The Deputy RDC Aminadabu Muhindo asked both parties to work closely to make sure the Taxi Park is run in a transparent way.
The two parties agreed to form a coalition that will work towards the smooth running of the taxi park. END