Mbarara BodaBoda cyclists unhappy about President’s directive
A section of boda boda operators in Mbarara city is unhappy with the president’s directive to have them keep a record of each passenger they carry, as one of the conditions to return on the road.
In his address last evening, President Museveni allowed commercial cyclists to resume ferrying passengers effective Monday next week, after scientists allayed fears raised earlier about possible spread of COVID19 from riders to passengers and vice versa.
He, however, said the riders would be required to among other things, wear a mask and helmet, register all their passengers and have temperature guns.
Some of the cyclists say many of their colleagues are illiterate, and that some passengers may not willingly reveal their names and contacts.
Meanwhile, although the president extended the curfew from 5:30am to 9 instead of 7pm, boda boda cyclists will stop operations at 6pm.