President Assures UTODA that Anomalies in Taxes will to be Rectified

Saturday, 25th November 2017
President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting with officials from the Uganda Taxi Operators and Drivers Association (UTODA) and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to find a lasting solution to the existing rift between the two groups over taxes levied by KCCA that UTODA says constitutes double taxation.

During the meeting that took place at State House, Entebbe yesterday, UTODA officials affirmed to the President that they have no objection to the payment of the annual operational licence charges, income tax, third party insurance tax and vehicle inspection fee for life safety purposes but are not comfortable with KCAA and other Municipalities systems’ charge.

President Museveni told UTODA officials that all the anomalies will be rectified. He, therefore, asked them to adhere to the new regulations with the aim of putting a monthly or annual reduction on the charges compared to Shs.280,000/= that KCCA charges currently per taxi per month. He suggested a monthly user fee of Shs.80,000/=.

The meeting unanimously agreed that in the next 7 months, all taxi commuters will be restricted to specific routes and will pay taxes at the point of destination and not at the point of departure.

It was, however, noted that taxi commuters operating in the City Centre would pay a little bit more charges compared to those operating in other Municipalities and upcountry because those in the City Centre stand better chances of being in business.

Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda and Minister for Kampala City Authority, Hon. Betty Kamya, among other officials, attended the meeting.