Kampala — Government has suspended the collection of park user fees for public service vehicles (PSV) countrywide until January 1 next year as an incentive to taxi and bus operators affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The spokesperson of the Ministry of Works and Transport, Ms Susan Kataike, said they have written to the minister of Local Government to direct ensure that PSV operators are not forced to pay park user fees.
Gen Katumba made the announcement while meeting a selected team of public transport operators at his office in Kampala City on Saturday.
According to Ms Kataike, Gen Katumba also allowed the public transport operators that had parked their vehicles in border districts to drive them to areas that are not under restriction and then operate.
Public transport operators also asked the ministry to give them a waiver on PSV licences since they are carrying half passenger capacity but Gen Katumba told them it is the Finance ministry that has the final say on this.