The way UTODA have reacted to the word going the rounds that their ‘official’ contract ends at the end of October 2011 is blame-able on State House. President Museveni needs to save the country. He needs to recognize authority of established institutions in place and ensure that these institutions do their constitutional duties. Many times when people react the way UTODA has all the time reacted, you just get to understand that those people has support and or backing from among other areas State House. It is no secret that UTODA has helped the NRM Government in a number of ways including having some of their boys cane people as if they were security operatives. If UTODA has a contract which was not signed by Kampala City Council authority, it should be null and void. The arrogance they exhibit which shows that they don’t respect their bosses in KCCA is simply unacceptable at our level of civilization, and State House should come clean over the UTODA matters. UTODA is not indispensable and even if they are relevant there is no way they can get contracts when not competitively competed for.
William Kituuka Kiwanuka
KCCA WITHDRAWALS PARK TENDER FROM UTODA
Kampala City Council Authority has withdrawn the park tender which it had awarded to Utoda to manage taxi parks in Kampala.
KCCA is to take over management of the Taxi parks and the tender which was to expire by 2014 has been cancelled.
According to KCCA physical planner George Agaba, Utoda never passed through a correct procedures to acquire the contract agreement which extends their tender from 1st November 2011 to 31st October 2014.
Agaba said that Utoda has only 11 days to hand over the management authority so that KCCA fully controls all the Taxi parks.
He said that the Contract agreement that Utoda is presenting which state that their tender was renewed for 3 more years are fake because they do not contain any signature from KCCA officials who have the mandate to sign on such agreements.
Agaba said that KCCA is to advertise and put up a bidding process in which it is to invite various eligible companies and bodies to bid and the eligible one will be awarded the contract. He said that Utoda is also free to apply.
Utoda is also accused of remitting less revenue compared to that collected. It is assumed that it collects over shs 2 billion but only remits shs 392 million every month.
The Executive Director Jennifer Musisi before her business trip to USA ordered the Revenue collection office to print stickers the Authority is to use effective 1st November.
UTODA ROW - KCC SETS OPERATOR'S DEBT ULTIMATUM
2 July 2009
Kampala — Kampala City Council has given the Uganda Taxi Operators and Drivers Association [Utoda] up-to November 2009 to clear its outstanding debt of Sh1.5 billion or risk terminating its contract.
The City Finance Secretary and Kampala mayor Hajj Nasser Sebaggala said a new consent agreement has been signed with Utoda to have all arrears fully paid before end of year.
OTAFIIRE ORDERS UTODA TO PAY SH 148BN
15 March 2007
Kampala — LOCAL government minister Maj. Gen. Kahinda Otafiire has directed the Uganda Taxi Owners and Drivers Association (UTODA) to pay sh148b to Kampala City Council.
"I was not aware that UTODA owes KCC sh148b in form of rent arrears, but nobody is above the law and it has a collective responsibility to pay," Otafiire said yesterday.