Africa: The Director of Crime Intelligence, AIGP Brig Christopher Damulira, and the commander of the Kampala Metropolitan Police, SCP Stephen Tanui, met with taxi industry leaders through their umbrella organisation, the Uganda Taxi Operators Federation (UTOF).
The meeting was organised and held at the Police headquarters in Naguru. This meeting is scheduled to discuss the various security issues and other challenges the taxi industry is affected by and seek to find a solution.
During the meeting, the UTOF chairman, Rashid Ssekindi, highlighted many challenges, including illegal stages, criminals hiding in the taxi industry, and operators of unlawful routes; he then said we really need to deal with these challenges.
Furthermore, he appealed to the police that they should work together with the taxi leaders in order to address the challenges raised.
To answer the appeal, Brig Ddamulira praised the taxi leadership for bringing together the operations in the taxi business.
He stated that this made it easier for security forces and the government as a whole to work toward improving service delivery.
However, the Crime Intelligence director appealed to the taxi leadership to work closely with security forces to confirm all kinds of crimes happening in the taxi industry are stopped.
SCP Tanui, the commander of the Kampala Metropolitan Police, acknowledged that UTOF had been able to address conflicts at various stages, contributing to the city’s peaceful environment.
He requested all the leaders of the taxi and police that continue with this good job.
The meeting was also accompanied by Regional Police Commanders from Kampala Metropolitan Area, as well as selected Divisional Police commanders, Crime intelligence officers, CID Community Liason officers and the whole executive team of UTOF.