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Masaka City Leadership moves to reorganization Boda Boda industry


Masaka City Leadership moves to reorganization Boda Boda industry

The leadership of Masaka City Council has considered a registration exercise of all Boda Boda cyclists and stages, for better organization and regulation of the industry.

Florence Namayanja, the Masaka City Mayor told the media that they are working out guidelines that will help in aligning the boda boda industry as one of the approaches towards maintaining the general order.

While addressing the leaders of the different boda boda riders associations, Namayanja revealed that they intend to generate a register of all riders operating in the area and guide the city’s planning processes.

Besides obtaining person identification details, the City council is also looking forward to generating a list of all boda boda stages and their respective locations to ensure that they are appropriately regulated.

She is optimistic that the exercise will help them contain the several irregular boda boda stages that are inappropriately placed in different locations, including sensitive places such as offices, entrances of health facilities, security installations, and private homes among others.

Namayanja explains that the city also considers issuing unique identification numbers and attires depending on the divisions where they operate, as a mechanism for instilling discipline and easing tracing whenever there is a need.

She tasked the leaders of the Boda Boda Riders Association to begin the process of compiling lists of their members and accordingly submit them to the city council for proper guidance and eventual verification by security.

Abdullah Ssenyabulya, the Chairperson of Masaka Boda Boda Riders’ Association welcomes the registration exercise, saying it is going to help them eliminate errant elements that cast their work in public disrepute. He says they have always wanted to carry out the registration exercise in vain because they lacked the authority to back them up, indicating that the efforts by Masaka City council are positive toward enforcing law and order in the boda boda industry.

Vincent Kasumba, the Chairperson of Masaka City Development Forum is also optimistic that registration and organizing of the boda boda industry will also help in enforcing law and order in the city.


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