He expects the president to allow them to resume work under strict observance of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Kassim Muhangi, a taxi driver plying Mbarara-Ntungamo road said that he had taken his vehicle to the washing bay waiting for the president’s announcement.
He said they have patiently parked their vehicles and prays that the president lifts the lockdown.
“The fact is things to do at home are failing me. I have eaten all my savings and added a simple loan from our Association; I pray President Museveni lifts the lockdown,” he said.
James Mwesigye, the Mbarara Resident City Commissioner warned the taxi drivers against trying anything against the Health ministry regulations and Standard Operating Procedures. He said they should wait for the President to speak rather than take their own choices or they face arrest.
Anthony Ampumuriza, who vends drinks in the taxi park, said the return of the taxis in the park is a sign that people are hopeful that the President will lift the lockdown, saying that they are also tired of staying home. He said that a friend who stayed in town called him back after seeing the number of taxis in the park increasing.