By Ahura Mujuni Mark
Kampala City Council Authority has announced its plans to establish more parks in the city outskirts as a way of decongesting the city centre.
The authority notes that there is an increasing number of commuter taxis in the city center yet there are only two taxi parks to accommodate them.
The authority is currently seeking partnerships with landlords in the outskirts of the city to erect the terminals according to a statement issued from KCCA.
“In the public–private partnership agreement, KCCA intends to pay a monthly or annual rental fees to the landowner or developer and continue to collect fees from the taxis operating from the facilities,” the statement reads in part. According to the statement, the proposed agreement will run for five years and is extendable depending on the necessity.
“The expression of interest will be assessed against the criteria outlined in the application form and response to terms of reference. KCCA will only reply to those expressions of interest short-listed for invitation to tender,” adds the statement.