The Uganda Police under the directorate of Traffic and road Safety has collected more than shs 1.5bn in the new electronic ticket system. The new system was launched last Month by Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj.Gen. Sabiit Muzeyi, top police bosses and officials from Ministry of Works and Transport.
In an exclusive interview with SSP Norman Musinga the Traffic Commander for Kampala Metropolitan over the weekend said more than shs 1.5bn have so been collected. “Ever since we launched the new electronic system, we have managed to collect more than shs 1.5bn from taxis that had earlier defaulted,” he said.
Musinga added police is still collecting more money from defaulters. “Some drivers used t get receipts and hide them because the system was not properly working but now there is now way how they can hide,” he added.
However when we talked to some drivers about the new electronic system, said police is so harsh on them. “You pay receipt today and tomorrow police blocks your car again. They don’t give us time to look for more money,” says Katerega one of the taxi drivers.