We are regulating not removing boda bodas – Mbarara authorities
Authorities in Mbarara have revealed that they have moved to regulate but not removing boda bodas and some activities in the city.
Mbarara city town clerk, Mr Theophilus Tibihika has allayed fears of boda boda operators after information that about 2000 boda boda riders out of 5000 in the city may lose jobs in a move to decongest the city.
Tibihika who confirmed that they are planning to demarcate parking for vehicles as well as boda boda stages in Mbarara city, further disclosed that they have moved to involve stakeholders ranging from health experts, business community including boda bodas, security, and others before implementation of this plan.
With acknowledgement of the fundamental role played by boda bodas,authorities say proper regulation has been lacking not only in boda bodas but also packing of vehicles in the city.
Mbarara,Jinja, Fort Portal, Masaka, Mbale, Arua and Gulu became cities on July 1,2020 and Hoima, Lira, Soroti will also become cities effective July 1, 2021.
Mbarara now has two divisions; North (Kamukuzi,Biharwe,Kakiika) and South (Nyamitanga, Nyakayojo, Kakoba).
Other clusters – municipalities set to be cities:
1 July 2022 – Entebbe.
1 July 2023 – Moroto,Nakasongola, Kabale and Wakiso.
Aaron Ainomugisha, editorial https://twitter.com/AaronAinomugis3