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Old February 8th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #61
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Ugly color, Excellent initiative though.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #62
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Ugly color, Excellent initiative though.
I also thought the same.Which color do you prefer?
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Old February 8th, 2012, 09:14 PM   #63
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About time, Kampala is FILTHY!
lol it doesnt mean literally clean more or less fix up . the city has had garbage disposal up and there also now a street cleaning program that runs at night to add there's new public bins across the city .
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Old February 8th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #64
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Compared to all capitals of East Africa, Kampala IMHO is the most disorganized and dirtiest!
i didn't disagree with you read the comment . i said this thread doesn't mean they are literally cleaning Kampala even though they are . Kampala has the fatest population growth and the most corrupt official in the eac so what did you expect .besides that's about to change with all the work taking place .whens the last time you were in Kampala ?

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Old February 9th, 2012, 11:18 AM   #65
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too stinky for me to venture there. the fastest growing city in eac is some kenyan city. it is also the fastest growing in the africa. No offence though but UG cities in general are disorganized. afadhali dar!
i agree that kampala can be generalised as dsiorganized but ug cities in general . entebbe is not disorganized,jinja,masaka,mbarara are not . gulu is understandable its just come out from war .
have you been to any cities in Uganda recently ? i would like for you to actually answer my question as well rather than ignore it .

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Old February 9th, 2012, 05:12 PM   #66
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Uganda: Pioneer Buses Set to Ply in Kampala
BY JULIUS BUSINGE, 9 FEBRUARY 2012
Pioneer easy buses are set to start public transport on the routes which Pioneer Easy Bus company (PEB) was authorised to operate on, a top official has confirmed.

David Baingana, the company's director says they have a five year concession from Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to conduct public transport on the Eastern and western routes of Kampala, the capital city. So far 100 buses have been cleared at Mombasa, in Kenya and upon their arrival, Baingana says they will start to work.

"We are delighted to take on this service and we promise to serve our customers with the best and cheap services," he said. A total of 522 buses will be imported from China where they are being manufactured. So far 100 buses have been cleared in Nairobi, Kenya and the balance of 422 will come in bits of 100.

Passengers on the Eastern parts of Mukono, Luzira, Bweyogerere, Ntinda, Mulago, Nakawa and Namugongo are set to use the service. The buses will also go to the western routes of Bakuli, Rubaga and Natete.

For many years, public transport in Kampala has largely been conducted by 14-seater commuter taxis (matatus). Thus, the coming of such a number of buses would mean stiff competition in the transport business.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 12:21 AM   #67
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Uganda Business News: UTODA To Work With KCCA For Better City Transport
First published: 20120209 12:50:49 PM EST


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After failing to get a new contract to manage the taxi parks, the Uganda Taxi Operators and Drivers Association are now trying Kampala Capital City Authority in their effort to manage public commuter transport in the city.

John Ndyomugyenyi, the UTODA national chairperson said today that this decision was reached after KCCA accepted a possibility of negotiating with UTODA.

He says this new move has given the taxi operators to rethink their original stand against KCCA. UTODA had sued KCCA over wrongful termination of contract to manage the new and old taxi parks.

Ndyomugyenyi claims that on Monday while meeting KCCA officials, KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi outlined her plans in developing the transport industry and asked the UTODA staff with the experience to join her efforts.

Ndyomugyenyi claims the plans include using similar resources and assets and working with UTODA in regulating and implementing the city plans on the city taxi business.

Addressing over 1000 drivers and taxi owners at Nsambya Sharing Hall today, Hajji Musa Katongole the UTODA Kampala Branch chairperson, says the outlined KCCA plans on managing city taxi parks seem to have a bright future for the taxi operators, adding the money is to be used in the reconstruction of the city parks, and that KCCA has to depend on UTODA drivers and taxis.

Katongole said UTODA has resolved to sensitize the drivers and taxi owners to pay money to KCCA, reorganize stage management committees, and negotiate with KCCA on friendly payment terms for the drivers.

During the dame meeting, Alice Muwanguzi, the Kampala Resident City Commissioner expressed hopethat the meetings between KCCA and UTODA would develop into a joint venture in managing and regulating city transport.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 11:37 PM   #68
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I also thought the same.Which color do you prefer?
I love green buses.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 12:04 AM   #69
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I love green buses.
That would actually suit Kampala .
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Old February 15th, 2012, 11:54 PM   #70
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The Pioneer Buses Are Now In Kampala

The first batch of the pioneer buses are already in Kampala.

The Pioneer Bus stops are already in place where passengers will have to sit and wait till the bus gets to the stage. The buses are now parked opposite Kampala Parents School and are expected to start operating on March 01.

In the UK for example, the transport system is streamlined to the extent that if there is a delay, the passengers at the bus stop will be notified on how long it will take for the next bus to show up at the bus stage.

Officials from the Pioneer Easy Bus have assured the public that there won't be any delays now that the buses are many. The buses will offer transport services within Luzira, Bweyogere, Ntinda, Mulago, Nakawa and Namugongo among others.

The buses have a provision for the disabled plus a sitting capacity of 30 passengers and 30 standing.
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Its seems Ugandan politicians want to block all development in Uganda if the procedures MAY have not been followed. It is like we will waste 2 years looking for a bribe which may or may not be there while in the meantime the economy will loose 100's of millions of dollars. I this delay tactic in OIL, with the help of some unknown foreign governments and now the buses.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 02:32 PM   #72
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Its seems Ugandan politicians want to block all development in Uganda if the procedures MAY have not been followed. It is like we will waste 2 years looking for a bribe which may or may not be there while in the meantime the economy will loose 100's of millions of dollars. I this delay tactic in OIL, with the help of some unknown foreign governments and now the buses.
yep that Ugandan politicians for you . i reckon the buses will still activate the first 100 arrived in Kampala 2 days ago . they are to be activated in march . the oil deal and bill were pushed through and signed so i can see things happening its a matter of waiting now really.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #73
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Uganda: KCCA to Decongest City
BY JULIUS BUSINGE, 16 FEBRUARY 2012
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is planning to decongest the city in a bid to transform the central business district, a top official has said.

Joseph Semambo, the acting director for physical planning at the authority told journalists in Kampala on Feb.15 that plans are underway to shift bodabodas and commuter taxis outside the city centre. "We know people will oppose this but at the end of the day they will be happy," Semambo said.

He added that public transport in the city is going to be taken over by buses which are expected to carry many passengers and gradually decongest the city centre. "Some buses have already come and I am very sure we will achieve our goal," he said.

The planner said KCCA will soon build the first bus lane from BAT Uganda to Wandegeya and then other lanes will be built later on. Semambo said the authority is ready to support the bus company in terms of infrastructure and advisory matters but warned they will be keen on the services the company will offer to public. "We have to monitor them closely to ensure that we don't cause problems which we have been having," he said.

Experts describe Kampala, the capital city a disorganised city with a bigger population staying in the city centre, having street vendors scattered everywhere and with so many boda bodas, private cars, commuter taxis and taxi parks located in the city centre. City Authority says things have to change for Kampala to be recognised as a clean city in East Africa and world over.


First batch of city buses arrives
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Posted Monday, February 13 2012 at 00:00
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The first batch of Kampala Pioneer Easy buses arrived in the country yesterday, kicking off preparations for a major change in public transport in the city. The 60-passenger shuttles will offer transport services within Kampala.

Pioneer Easy Bus Company spokesperson Connie Nankya said 40 buses were cleared yesterday and 60 were still on the way from Mombasa. “We did not want to congest the roads with all 100 buses. That is why we decided to first bring these 40 before the next batch comes at the beginning of next week (this week),” she said.

Ms Nankya said they will start operating at the beginning of March. PEB has invested over $10 million (Shs23 billion) in a fleet of 522 modern buses that will operate in the Central Business District.

The company imported the first batch of 100 that arrived in Mombasa last week. The remaining 422 units will be delivered by the end of this year. Kampala Capital City Authority has already designated 800 bus stages and bus stops in the greater Kampala Metropolitan.

KCCA has a five-year agreement with PEB to run the public transport in western and eastern parts of the city. PEB is a transport company that was established in 2005.

The PEB marketing manager, Mr Herbert Odankie, said the bus service is aimed at providing Ugandans with modern public transport services and will offer affordable and scheduled services to all city commuters in the Kampala’s eastern parts of Mukono, Luzira, Bweyogere, Ntinda, Mulago, Nakawa and Namugongo. The buses will also ply western routes of Nateete and Rubaga.
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The First 60 Kampala Buses Sitting in one of Kampala's Large mounds of land .A new Bus deal is expected to be signed with mukono,wakiso,entebbe and Kampala .The bus stops are all completed and the drawing of bus lanes and fixed fares is taking place the buses are expected to start running in march if their are no delays.















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Uganda: Musisi Announces KCCA Plan
BY JULIUS BUSINGE, 16 FEBRUARY 2012
The Executive Director for Kampala Capital City Authority has announced the Authority's plan for 2012/13 with much emphasis on rebranding and improving the image of the authority.

Speaking to journalists in Kampala on Feb 15, Jennifer Musisi said she wants to restructure and recruit staff, do capacity building for KCCA staff, improvement of office ambience at City Hall and Divisions, ffinalize the Strategic Plan and the Kampala City Recovery Programme and rebuilding Staff morale. More importantly there will be establishment of a tool free line where people can call in and raise their complaints.

Musisi added that she will improve on the roads and drainage, health centres, institutional accountability, enhancing revenue mobilization, improving education infrastructure, among others.

Musisi was appointed to this position last year after Kampala City Council (KCC) was changed into Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). Leaders including president Museveni have praised her for fighting corruption at the authority.

"If Uganda had 10 Musisi's corruption would become history in Uganda," Museveni was quoted as saying recently.
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Saw some of those buses pass Nairobi. The look good both exterior and interior but they are rather small for what i expected.
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Saw some of those buses pass Nairobi. The look good both exterior and interior but they are rather small for what i expected.
Finally...cant wait to take a ride on one of these.
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Pioneer Easy Bus launches next month

Pioneer Easy buses paraded in Kampala. PHOTO BY YUSUF MUZIRANSA

By Risdel Kasasira (email the author)

Posted Tuesday, February 21 2012 at 00:00
IN SUMMARY

Officials remained tight-lipped about the fares. The buses are expected to hit the road on March 9.

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Pioneer Easy Bus Company has unveiled 100 buses out of the expected 522 to the media. These will join public transport in the greater Kampala area, ahead of its grand launch early next month.

The first batch of Kampala Pioneer Easy buses arrived in the country two weeks ago, kicking off preparations for a major change in public transport in the city. The 60-passenger- sitter shuttles will initially offer transport services in Ntinda, Luzira and Bweyogerere in eastern Kampala city.

Pioneer Easy Bus Company spokesperson Connie Nankya did not divulge the fares to be charged but said they will be affordable to the passengers. “We are planning a launch that will see the unveiling of the buses to the public. It is on this very day that we shall reveal the exciting bus rates. We intend to make public transport, convenient so we shall not have payments on the buses,” Ms Nankya said yesterday.

She added: A person will be required to buy a ticket from our agents who shall be everywhere. The ticket shall be availed to the conductor who will stamp it, after which they board the bus until their final destination.” However, in future she said, PEB will introduce electronic system where passengers can access cards that they can load on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis.

The company imported the first batch of 100 shuttles and the remaining 422 units will be delivered by the end of this year. At yesterday’s press conference, addressed by a cross section of city councillors, the Kampala Lord Mayor, Mr Erias Lukwago, was questioned why he was against the rolling out of the city buses.

Last week, Parliament questioned the rollout of Pioneer Easy Bus Company services in Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono, following inquiries into whether its contract was valid.But Ms Nankya insists that PEB has a valid contract and will go ahead with their plan to rollout in east and west of Kampala.

This follows a petition by Kiira, Nansaana, Mukono and Entebbe local councils, questioning Kampala Capital City Authority’s mandate in determining the buses routes in their areas.

However, Ms Alum Santa Ogwang, the Oyam Woman MP, cautioned against halting the rollout of the bus service warning of the consequences that come with terminating contracts.
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