Authorities in Masaka City have halted the collection of street parking fees in Nyendo – Mukungwe Municipality accusing Tonato Africa Limited (contractor) for allegedly breaching the contract signed between the two entities.
The decision took shape following a number of complaints received by the council from the community about the operations of Tonato Africa Limited.
“The operations of Tonato Africa Limited are stopped with immediate effect until complaints are investigated and managed,” a letter suspending the company operations dated April 20 2022.
Tonato is a company that was hired by the authority to carry out the exercise of collecting streets fees.
Vehicle owners in the area faulted the contractor for collecting parking fees from cars parked in places such as hospitals, churches, garages among others, which is contrary to the contract.
However, the managers at Tonato Africa limited have protested over the decision made by the City Authorities.
“We are considering going to court because the decision of the City Authorities has affected us financially,” said Ronald Kasirye one of the managers of Tonato Africa limited
He further said the Council just canceled our contract depending on rumors / complaints from the community without listening to our side.
Harriet Nabulya, another director of Tonato Africa limited said they were shocked by the cancellation of the contract just after a month of doing the job
She added;” we are humbly requesting the Council to reverse the decision in the shortest period possible before we announce our next step”