KAMPALA – Ofwono Opondo, the government spokesperson has said that the Cabinet okayed the principles of the Local Governments Statutory Instrument 2020 that allows local governments to collect fees from park users.
Opondo was on Tuesday, January 21 addressing the press at the Uganda Media Center.
“Cabinet approved the principles of the draft Local Governments Statutory Instrument 2020. The purpose of the Instrument id to legalize the approval of Park User Fees (PUF) and collection procedures, avoid arbitrary charges and charges of PUF,” Opondo said.
It should be noted that the government had in 2019 suspended collecting fees in taxi and bus parks before constituting the then appointed committee.
Opondo also revealed that Cabinet approved UGX32b additional emergency funding request for emergency relief supplies to the victims of floods, landslides, windstorms, hail storms and lightning from the contingency fund.