Dokolo TC, drivers resolve to end street parking, roadside loading


A Ford car being towed to Dokolo Police in 2019. Photo by Odur JP/ File

Mr David Odyambo, the town clerk said: “There are increased road accidents along these roads which is endangering the life of people of Dokolo.”

Dokolo – 23, April 2021: Dokolo Town Council has come out with a number of resolutions. The resolutions will be activated from 1, May 2021.

The resolutions: banning street parking and cessation of passengers’ loading along the road came during a meeting at Dokolo town council hall.

The meeting was attended by Dokolo drivers association, loaders and stakeholders as they prepare to welcome a municipal status.

Mr David Odyambo, the town clerk said: “There are increased road accidents along these roads which is endangering the life of people of Dokolo.”

He said as town council they have gazetted vehicles parks along Amolatar road, Soroti road and Lira road, and along market street where loading of passengers will take place.

The resolutions were welcomed by the drivers’ association.

Mr Wilberforce Mbazira, one of the drivers of a coaster plying through Dokolo-Lira-Kampala, says he has no objection on the resolution.

“The revenue imposed on us is okay as long as we are given good working environment,” he added.

However, Mr Denis Onyolo, another driver plying along Dokolo-Amolatar road says it’s not worthy having three stages in Dokolo town.

“There was need for one main bus park where all taxis and cars will be parked before set off,” he stated.

Dokolo town council also agreed in that meeting to impose different taxes of shs10, 000 for owners of taxis, shs5000 for Noah and shs5000 for Ipsum as a source of revenue. This starts effective 1, May, the town authority says.

Mr Oscar Okello, the spokesperson Dokolo business community agreed with the meeting. “The drivers should adapt to new changes as development comes.”

He adds that the removal of street parking will “enable clear visibility along the streets”.

Mr Andrew Opio, the Dokolo Community Liaison Officer (CLO) from Dokolo Central Police) said effective May; they will enforce the resolutions made during the meeting and called for “cooperation among drivers”.

The CLO says anyone who will act against the resolution will be arrested.


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