The Deputy Resident City Commissioner of Nakawa Division Herbert
Anderson Burora has said that they are failing to enforce COVID-19 restrictions
on Boda Boda cyclists.
According to the government COVID-19 guidelines, the Motorcycles were
banned from carrying passengers because of the proximity between the driver and
passengers. However, they were allowed to carry
However, Burora says the cyclists are desperate to carry passengers
to earn a living.
Burora says that during a Division security committee meeting it
was agreed that the Ministry of Health releases Standard Operating Procedures
for Boda Bodas and come out clearly how the situation can be handled if Boda
Boda cyclists continue operating only as providers of delivery services.
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Burora also asked police to stop penalizing Boda
Boda cyclists as they enforce restrictions. He requested President Museveni to
pardon all Boda Boda riders who have been arrested for defying the government
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March, hundreds of Boda Bodas were impounded for defying the President’s COVID-19
directives. However, in n May, President
Museveni ordered the police to release motorcycles that were impounded. He also
extended the working time for Boda Bodas from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.