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Boda Boda Cyclists Join Kitgum Covid-19 Taskforce

William Komakech, the Kitgum resident commissioner says Boda Boda riders within the district have now been added as the sixth subcommittee in the task force to aid in implementation of the president’s directives.

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More than 300 Boda Boda cyclists in Kitgum district have been included as part of the Coronavirus Taskforce. 

President Museveni among other directives issued on curbing the spread of Coronavirus banned Boda Boda cyclists from carrying passengers while a few have been allowed to operate for carrying goods for 14 days.

Local leaders in the district say the directives are being abused with many people still using motorcycles to carry people and goods yet they are not registered Boda Boda Operators in the district.

William Komakech, the Kitgum resident commissioner says Boda Boda riders within the district have now been added as the sixth subcommittee in the task force to aid in the implementation of the president’s directives.

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Komakech says the registration is on-going and will include selected riders from selected stages within municipality and sub-county adding that exercise will end on Tuesday.

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Simon Oyet, the Kitgum Municipal Boda Boda chairperson, says that a total of 500 members are expected to be registered as part of the task force.

He says their members will be tasked to remain vigilant in ensuring that not only Boda Boda riders adhere to the presidential directives but also other members of the public.

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Kitgum district task force already has in place five other subcommittees that are in the frontline to fight against the spread of covid-19. They include resource mobilization, case management, publicity and mobilization, surveillance and construction.

Last week, the task force presented a budget of 1.4 billion shillings and have since started hunting for resources to help streamline the operation of the subcommittees in the wake of the covid-19 outbreak in the country.

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