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Police suspend operations against boda-boda riders accessing the city center

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Police have suspended operations against boda-boda riders who were accessing the city Center.

Last week, Cabinet approved the Boda Boda Free Zone where all riders were prohibited from entering/accessing. The reforms peddled at streamlining and regulating the operations of motorcycles in the City

The Boda Boda Free Zone runs 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 Drive- Lugogo Bypass–Jinja Road- Wampewo Roundabout.

Speaking earlier today, the police spokesperson Fred Enanga said boda-boda are now free to ride to any part of Kampala as long as they follow the anti-#Covid-19 guidelines.

“Upon the guidance from the Ministry of Works and Transport, the operation on the implantation of the boda-boda free zone has temporarily been suspended to allow for the creation of out stages out of the gazette zone and signage. Boda-boda riders and the passengers had not been briefed,”

Enanga urged Boda Boda Operators to comply with all the directives and strictly follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as issued by the government.

According to the resolutions, 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 #Covid19 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).

All Boda-Bodas 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.

No Boda-Boda operator shall pay any fees to anybody to register on any gazetted stage of choice. Anybody soliciting a bribe should be reported to the relevant authorities.

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