Uganda, Jan 30 – Bodaboda operators will have to re-sign in order to operate in Kampala city, according to Government sources. The Parliament plans to amend issues with the operators having received a number of complaints over the business industry.
Kampala is a busy city in Uganda and the Government plans to ensure that businesses run as usual without interference. They have come up with a committee that will oversee the operations of the business in the metropolitan city.
The business is one of the fastest growing in industry despite facing challenges from the modern forms of transport. It is one of the simplest forms to transport goods and people with its flexibility to access remote areas.
It is as well pocket friendly both to the riders and customers especially when travelling for short distances. With the wider market readily available, there has been a tremendous growth which has led to congestion on the roads and disturbances to the general public.
To curb the overgrowing numbers of the riders in the city, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) will collaborate with the security ministry, to draw policies with rules and regulations to manage the business and its riders.
One of the rules will be the re-signing of bodaboda operators that will give them permission to carry their income generating activity in the city. It will help to keep track of the riders and manage their expansion.
According to Kampala minister Beti Kamya, the bodabodas will not be charged by anyone or any organization with the regulations still pending.
President Yoweri Museveni cautioned bad road users who have often caused innocent lives with their recklessness and brought a huge loss to the country’s economy. Bodaboda cyclists have been one of the causes to drive investors away from the state, as revealed by Premier Museveni.
The business has evolved over the years, with neighbouring states as Kenya as well has been influenced with the business. Transport is a pivotal rock in any country to facilitate growth and development for the economy.
Significantly, other businesses have sprung up with the availability of transport sector acting as a medium for their commodities.