While easing the lockdown on June 1 2020, H.E President Museveno ordered that passenger vehicles should carry 50% of the passengers implying that Taxis or Kamunye should carry just 7 passengers, who shall be required to wear face masks and wash hands embarking or disembarking. This sounds good but when put at exhaustive scrutiny reducing the number of passengers from 14 to 7 has negligible effects in preventing the spread of the virus because the distance from one passenger to another shall technically be 50 cm and physical contact shall inevitably occur.
As a result, for the tax operator to recover costs transport fare has to be doubled which will lead to inflation as employee transport constitutes cost of every commodity.
It would be logical if taxis operate at full capacity and passengers but on gloves in addition to face masks directed by the Government.
Registraion of taxi operators is desired but it was hastily done by disorganized officials of KCCA. Route charts thought of are unnecessary as some drivers reside on routes different from where they operate. Maintaining the curfew at sunset would technically imply leaving work at 3:00 Pm given the stagnant traffic at rush hours.