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Stranded passengers in Kyengera

Stranded passengers in Kyengera. PHOTO BY JOSEPH KIGGUNDU 



Posted  Monday, August 25  2014 at  09:17
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This Morning, many woke up to an unusual scenery of very low traffic- without congestion and stranded commuters on Kampala streets as city transporters start their peaceful demonstration.

Transport operators want KCCAUG to stop Tapscom (fees collector) because they "harass and extort money" from them.

Meanwhile, there are so many people stranded on the road sides and this morning, we asked them to share experiences on our social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook and Whatsapp):

Whatsapp

0779218964: We were many at Bukoto Stage, no taxis until after a long time a taxi came with five free seats. It had no conductor, just a driver and some passengers. So a passenger opened for us and we entered with out asking for the fare. We were all thinking it would be shs10,000. He (driver) finally asked for shs2000 compared to the usual shs1500.

0751161052: I have gone back to my blanket, because there are no taxis to board for work.

0705573396: I am Isaac in Kireka. An hour ago it was flooded by people waiting for taxis. There are very few taxis, and they are asking for shs3000 to town.

0705479382: Here in Nakawa there is no single taxi, people are stranded. Those concerned should take action.

Twitter

Samwise Gamgee ‏@Sambannz 26m
Been in ataxi,5per seat and all the traffic officer told the Driver was "Naye Batwaale Mpoola mpoola" #TransportUpdate @DailyMonitor.

Ian Kenn Mugambe @Ian_Kenn · 1h
#Transport update @DailyMonitor, seeing countless bicycles along Gayaza road filing the gap created by the taxi/boda strike!

SassyChild ‏@Tyldakchardress 17m
"@Sambannz: Its high time the UPDF took over the Transport sector #TaxiStrike @DailyMonitor #TransportUpdate"yo e winner.mr taxi conductor

Samwise Gamgee ‏@Sambannz 25m
Taxi was loading excess and some guy was like excess is too much,other passengers told him "Gwe Vvamu" #TransportUpdates @DailyMonitor

Godfrey S Kyedza ‏@kyedza  38m

@DailyMonitor @Ian_Kenn My side of Gayaza village: a lady who normally boards at 2:30am waited from 3am till she got a ride at 6:35am :-(

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