Police has warned managers and owners of designated parking premises for long
distance trucks against overcharging drivers.
Speaking at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala in the weekly Joint Security Taskforce briefing this afternoon, Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson said they have received a number of complaints from drivers expressing dissatisfaction with the way they are being treated.
Enanga said they had received communication from the Ministry of Works and Transport that all parking places must not charge more than UGX 20,000 from drivers.
He called upon all the drivers who are charged more than Shs. 20,000 to report at the nearest police station so that action is taken against the people extorting money from them.
Last week truck drivers from Kenya and South Sudan demonstrated against what they called unfair treatment in Uganda.
For the last one month, government has been implementing stringent measures regarding long-haul truck drivers after it emerged that many of them were vectors of the Coronavirus.
Meanwhile, police has once again repeated its warning against flouting guidelines relating to the use of private vehicles.
The suspension which government had slapped on them in order to slow the spread of the Coronavirus is running out tomorrow.
Police used the press conference to warn drivers, that they should be prepared for more scrutiny as they resume driving after nearly two and half months.
Mr. Enanga Speaking;….
Enanga added that those who will be caught flouting the rules, their vehicles will be impounded, given express penalty receipts or in the worst case scenario be prosecuted. ENDS .