Looking at the cities and towns, there are parking slots just at the extreme end of the roads but not every road. Therefore, drivers must be very conscious of where they park. Supermarkets, shops and some offices provide own parking space for their clients. Some roadsides are marked with ‘No Parking’ signs, these must be avoided as it will lead to heavy penalties if found parked in.
Figures by Uganda Revenue Authority indicate that Uganda has over 800,000 vehicles, about half of which are in Kampala. The number increases by 10% per annum, a trend which increases the burden on the available road infrastructure. As a result, thousands of vehicles are parked on the sides of already congested roads by the business community, visitors and other tenants.
Often, developers have been accused of altering approved building plans and turn underground car parks into shops and stores. As a result, members of the business community are left with no option but to park on the streets.
Parking fees in Kampala are collected by Multiplex Uganda Limited, the only agent authorized to do so. More so, Kampala Central Business District will have an additional parking space for over 8,000 vehicles, thanks to a multi-billion investment by Mercantile Properties, a private company dealing in real estate business.