City Police, taxi drivers meet

Gerine (WE) Hoff
There are about 53 000 warrants of arrest out for traffic violations in the capital, of which 15 000 are for taxis.

This statistic emerged last Sunday when the chief of City Police, Abraham Kanime, met with about 150 taxi drivers at its headquarters.

Kaninme said the City Police wants to enjoy a close partnership with taxi drivers rather than seeing each other as opponents to ensure effective regulation of public transport, since taxis keep many Windhoekers mobile.

He said that while he is aware that the city has made decisions on public transport signs and taxi ranks without consulting taxi drivers in the past, he also called on taxi drivers to obey the law.

There are 12 841 registered taxis in Windhoek, while 1 055 have been deregistered.