By Rogers Wanambwa
KIU, Main Campus - As Boda-Bodas resume work today, 27th July 2020, they will not follow their normal routes in Kampala after the Minister of Kampala, Betty Amongi, announced that Cabinet had approved a Bodaboda Free Zone where all Boda-Bodas are prohibited from entering.
The Bodaboda Free Zone will run along the following boundaries; Wampewo Roundabout- Jinja Road to Kitgum House junction – Access Road, Mukwano Road to Clock Tower –Kafumbe Mukasa Road, Kisenyi Road –Mackay Road to Kyaggwe Road- Watoto Church, Bombo Road – Wandegeya to Hajji Musa Kasule Road- Mulago roundabout, Kamwokya junction – Sturrock Road to Prince Charles Drive- Lugogo Bypass and Jinja Road to Wampewo Roundabout.
While addressing the media on Saturday, the minister said that “KCCA is procuring Boda Boda stage signs to mark the gazetted stages permanently and traffic signs to demarcate the Boda-Boda free zone as approved by Cabinet. All Boda-Boda operators must comply with all the directives and strictly follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as issued by Government.”
Registration of a Boda-Boda at any gazetted stage is free of charge and no one will be required to pay.
Picture credit: Christian Science Monitor