PRESS RELEASE : Streamlining Boda Boda operations in Greater Kampala, Metropolitan Area

PRESS RELEASE : Streamlining Boda Boda operations in Greater Kampala, Metropolitan Area

Colleagues, the media fraternity, ladies and gentlemen,the Inter Ministerial Committee composed of Ministry of Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs, Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Security, Ministry of Works and Transport, The Uganda Police Force and representatives from boda boda Associations from the five divisions of Kampala Capital City had a meeting on 20th January 2022 and came up with resolutions to guide on the operations of the boda boda industry country wide.

The resolutions were as follows;

a) KCCA to gazette boda boda stages within Kampala. The leadership of these stages should be formalized and known. Any stage that shall not have been gazetted will be illegal.

b) Conduct training of boda boda operators in collaboration with Uganda Poice Force, KCCA and Uganda Driving Standards Agency,

c) Collaborate with Uganda Licensing System and the Uganda Police Force to ensure that the boda boda operators are tested and issued with driving licenses upon completion of training.

d) Ensure that all boda boda operating in the five divisions of Kampala are registered and clearly identified with retro-reflective jackets that identify the rider with the stage of operation and the division where the stage is based. Only operators that have been registered will be allowed to operate in the city.

As a Ministry of Kampala Capital City, we embarked on implementing the resolutions of the Inter Ministerial Committee and the National Security Council.

As you recall, KCCA decongested the city by removing the street vendors and relocated them to gazetted market areas of operation.

This considerably freed the streets of unwanted chaos and disorganization that was associated with street vending.

The Ministry continues to support efforts to decongest the city by reducing on the traffic jam in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area through upgrade of feeder roads to bitumen standard, repairing of major roads, signalizing of junctions under the Urban Road.

Rehabilitation Project and ensuring smooth operations of the taxi parks with gazetted stages which has created a conducive environment for motorists.

Boda Boda Operations

Following the inter-ministerial committee meeting, registration of boda bodas has commenced as part of the recommendations and this shall be spearheaded by the RCC guided by Town Clerks, Division.

Heads and DISOs.

The exercise will look at the following:

i) Gazetting stages which shall be done by KCCA, Municipalities, Districts, Sub counties and the Division leadership. The details of this exercise will be provided on completion.

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