TRANSPORT FARES INCREASES DUE TO KATONGA BRIDGE COLLAPSE
Transport fares on the Kampala to Masaka highway has been increased by 5000shs from 20,000 to 25000 shs following the tragedy that befell the katonga brigde on 11th /05/ 2023 and the fares from Kampala to Mbarara have heighted from 30000shs to 40000 shs.Rashid Ssekindi president of UTOF confirmed.” From Kampala to Masaka its now 25000 from 20000shs, to kyotera its now 30000shs from 25000shs and to Mbarara its now 40000 from 30000shs”.
This situation has also been replicated for those traveling from Masaka to Kampala coupled with heavy traffic jams along the highway.
Taxi operators have explained the issues that have contributed to the rise of transport fares which include, extra long-distance during the transporting, more fuel needed for the taxi to make it to its destinations etc. Yusufu Mukiibi the stage manager Masaka explained “I was using fuel amounting to 250,000 shs but now am going to use 300,000shs.”
By NALUBEGA VANESSA
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