Motorcycle taxis in Uganda have today, 9 July, sued the government of the country at the high court for the extended ban on them.
The taxi operators claim that the government is not fair on them since the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country.
The operators are lamenting that the government is interfering with their economy since their living standard has decreased after the termination of their operation by the government.
Via their organization NFPC, the taxi operators have blamed the government on being stranded economically.
They noted that in a democratic country where there is freedom and equality, the operators should not suffer from being directed on how to transport.
Uganda’s government directed all operators of their category to transport goods only and not passengers, as a means to curb the pandemic.
In their lamentations, they say it is unfair because the end of coronavirus is unpredictable hence they are still suffering from life hardships.
“What provokes much is the ease to other business operations and the government lifting the public service transport of passengers but the motorcycle taxis restrictions have not been eased by the government of Uganda,” said NFPC.
In March this year, the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni announced a total lockdown, and banning all means of transport in the country but directed the motorcycle taxis to transport goods instead of passengers.