BY KETRAH JJEMBA
LORD COUNCILOR Hakim Kizza, the secretary for works and physical planning committee at City hall, has called upon President’s intervention in reconstructed Old TAXI wrangles where some city tycoons blocked it’s reopening saying they own part of it.
KCCA had to be reopened this park on 30th October 2021 after spending billions on it but due to various misunderstandings with some of the city tycoons owning plots in old taxi park, it was halted until the misunderstands are resolved in courts of law.
Hakim Kizza said, “I appeal to president Musevsni to come out and negotiate with the owners of various plots within the old taxi park such that taxi drivers stop parking on road sides.”
He says, it’s only President Museveni who can secure this park for the wanainchi who use taxi.
In one of his letters to KCCA, Museveni said taxi parks must be redeveloped by taxi drivers and vowed never to allow evictions of taxis from the park.
“I and Muhoozi used to board taxis at the old park. It must be preserved and any redevelopment must be for the taxi drivers.” Said the president.
This is why Lord councilor Hakim Kizza wants Museveni to prevail and settle this matter out of court.
Meanwhile, the City Executive Commiitttee on matters of Old Taxi park wants it to be reopened in April next year.
However lord councilor Hakim Kizza and other councilors want taxis to be using that side within old taxi park which has no wrangles as they wait for courts decision on the 13 plots within the old taxi park.