Drivers panic in face of hiked permit prices

A sudden demand for new permits has hit Kyambogo based Face Technology, the only company charged with renewing drivers’ permits in the country.

The long queues started this week with more people flocking Face Technology premises to get new permits or renew their old ones.

The surge is in fear of the new prices, which will come into effect next week.

July 01, 2016 is the deadline that will see hiked costs to secure the permits.

In the new tax measures for FY 2016/2017, a new driving permit will cost Shs150,000 for three years while a five year permit will cost Shs250,000.

According to the law, one needs to have a driving permit or a valid learner driving permit endorsed in respect to that class of motor vehicle, trailer or engineering plant.

Driving permits are classified according to size and weight of a motorcycle or motor vehicle.

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