Moses Okori, the chairperson Lira motorcycle Boda boda operators faults the municipality for rushing to implement yet the riders were not involved. He says there is need for more time to consult the riders.
Jimmy Odongo, another operator wants the municipality to maintain the old rate saying unfair taxation will eat into their little profit. He says currently they pay shillings 47,000 for insurance on top of hiring the motorcycle at shillings 50,000 each week.
Lira Municipal council intends to generate an estimate of 90 million shillings from about 1,500 riders as part of local revenue collection.