UGANDA’S MOTORCYCLE TAXIS(BODA-BODA) BANNED IN KAMPALA CITY CBD

THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT REFORMS TO STREAMLINE AND REGULATE THE BOBA BODA INDUSTRY

By Goodluck Musinguzi

Kampala City is slowly coming out of a lock down that had paralyzed the transport system most especially the motorcycle taxis commonly known as boda boda.

Following the recent National address on Covid19 by President Yoweri Museveni , Boda Bodas(motorcycle taxis) are to resume carrying passengers and luggage on the 27th July, 2020.

Consequently, a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all the Boda Bodas operators nationwide have been issued by Government through Ministry of Works & Transport and Ministry of Security.

Specifically for Kampala Capital City, all Boda Bodas must follow and comply with Cabinet Directives on the reforms to streamline and regulate the operations of motorcycles in the City and these include the following;

All Boda Bodas must operate at gazetted boda boda stages. Each gazetted stage has a unique reference code and this will be its name.

“The list of these and maps can be obtained from KCCA website or Ward Administrators at every KCCA Division”.

All boda boda operators must be registered at any of the gazetted stages and this shall be their address to enable contact tracing in case of Covid-19 infection.

Boda boda operators are free to register at any gazetted stage of their choice.

All boda boda App companies and associations shall share the register of all their members( after registering every member to a gazetted stage).

Those motorcycle taxis who do not operate or belong to the App Companies/associations shall register with KCCA through their stage leadership. Forms can be downloaded from KCCA website or picked from Ward Administrators at every KCCA Division.

All operators will not pay any fees to anybody to register on any gazetted stage of choice.

“Anybody soliciting a bribe should be reported to the relevant authorities”.

Cabinet approved Boda Boda Free Zone where all boda bodas are prohibited from enterin/accessing. The boda boda free zone will run along the following boundaries.

Wampewo Roundabout -Jinja Road to Kitgum House Junction-Access Road-Mukwano road to clock tower- Kafumbe Mukasa road-Kisenyi Road-Mackay Road-Kyaggwe Road-Watoto Church-Bombo Road-Wandegeya-Hajji Musa Kasule road-Mulago roundabout-Kamwokya junction-Sturrock Road-Prince Charles Driv-Lugogo Bypass-Jinja Road-back to Wampewo Roundabout.

KCCA is procuring Boda Boda Stage Signs to mark the gazetted stages permanently and Traffic signs to demarcate the Boda Boda Free Zone as approved by Cabinet. All Boda Boda Operators must comply with all the directives and strictly follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as issued by Government

About Goodluck Musinguzi

Born on 12th March 1979 in Kabale district, South Western Uganda near the Rwanda and Eastern Congo Borders. Started Journalism around 1999, the Kibwetere inferno was a turn around. Entatsi newspaper and Monitor FM were interested in my stories. I covered extensively the Amama Mbabazi-Garuga Musinguzi Parliamentary elections extensively for Monitor Newspaper,Monitor FM, Voice of Kigezi and Entatsi Newspaper. Later I worked with Uganda Radio Network. Newvision gave me opportunity to cover War in Eastern Congo. Did investigation stories. Am now the Chief Executive Officer Kigezi News Agency Limited, we publish for a number of websites in Uganda.

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