Government has finally re-opened the Old Taxi Park in Kampala, after two years of closure.

The park was initially closed off in March, at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in order to curb its spread.

The decongestion that ensued following the closure gave Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) a chance to redevelop the 50 year old taxi park.

Development works officially started on May 72,020 as drainage systems inside the park were improved, the parking area redeveloped and new security lights installed.

The redevelopment, according to KCCA officials, cost Shs. 4.3 billion.

The re-opening over the weekend after nearly two years was welcomed by passengers and taxi operators alike.

Speaking at the official reopening, Minister for Kampala, Minsa Kabanda urged taxi drivers and all operators to get vaccinated against Covid-19 to ensure continuity in their job. END.

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