Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA has started testing the route map for the Pioneer Easy Buses.
“We are moving to test the route map for the Buses this morning. Keep your fingers crossed,” the authority said in a short social media message.
The exercise, according to KCCA, commenced this morning ahead of renewed operations.
Back in 2013, Uganda Revenue Authority impounded 100 Pioneer easy buses after defaulting Shs 8bn in tax arrears.
The company ceased operations until this when it announced resumption of business.
While appearing before the Presidential Affairs Committee yesterday, KCCA officials were asked to explain the delay in the return of the buses.
Kajara County MP, Stephen Tashobya, asked KCCA to speed up the process so the buses can resume operations.
In related news, KCCA has announced charges on branded vehicles.
According to the new guidelines, a fully branded car will be charged an annual fee of 500,000 Shilling, a half branded vehicle will be charged 250,000 Shillings while cars bearing stickers and logos of companies, schools and businesses for purpose of advertisement will pay 100,000 Shillings, annually.
URN quotes Robert Kalumba, the KCCA deputy spokesperson, saying the new guidelines are aimed at streamlining the outdoor advertising business in the city.
He said companies will not be allowed to erect billboards in the city without a certificate of operation.
Kalumba said KCCA observed that several business entities had taken advantage of the loopholes in outdoor advertising, to market their products without any payments to KCCA.
However, Mustapha Mayambala, the chairperson of the Drivers and Central Conductors Association welcomed the charge but added KCCA should develop regulations through which motorists will be empowered to charge companies which brand their vehicles.