Saturday, April 12, 2008

Travel in Kampala comes to a standstill

Yesterday I or must I say we in Kampala who do not drive had a very rough time. taxi drivers went on strike protesting the tight regulations on them imposed by police.

This meant that we had to walk to work and any where else we wanted to go and back home. The only other option was to use motorcycles which of course given the crisis had increased their fares almost ten-fold.

This I blame on governments carrying out policies without carrying out analysis studies to predict their outcomes.

A researcher like me would have advised them to introduce these policies one at a time to prevent such a circumstance.

Any way things seem to be coming back to normal given the fact that the drivers do not have enough savings to keep them going without work for long.

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