By Our Reporter
About 270 licensed drivers operating from Kasese Taxi Park have been affected by the second phase of the partial lockdown over Covid-19.
Last Sunday, President Museveni in his televised address to the nation banned inter-district movements in addition to closing schools and congregational prayers for 42 days. The drive has forced many drivers especially those operating from the Kasese –Mbarara Highway and Kasese –Fort Portal High way to park their vehicles.
James Keyman, the Manager for Kasese Taxi Park says at least 127 drivers who have been saving in their SACCO have resorted to withdrawing their money as the only means of survival during the current lockdown.
He says some families of the affected drivers are at a high risk of being hit by famine until the ban on public transport is lifted.
Some of the drivers including Robert Ray Musinguzi and Moses Kibuka Kaliba operating from Kasese – Bwera Highway argue that it despite reducing the transport fares, it has become difficult to get passengers, hence making the situation unbearable