Kampala Executive Director Jennifer Musisi has told members of parliament that the exercise to gazette boda boda stages to reduce traffic congestion in the city will begin next month. While appearing before the presidential affairs committee of parliament on Thursday, Musisi told MPs that they will begin with areas where there are a lot of challenges with traffic congestions.
Over 500 motorcycle (boda boda) cyclists have besieged the Mityana district headquarters at Kannamba in Mityana town council, protesting against the planned registration exercise of all motorcycles in the district.
KCCA supervisor of communications and public relations, Peter Kaujju says so far the exercise has been smooth. He says by the closure of business on Monday, a total of 42,006 cyclists had been registered. Kaujju however maintains that the deadline will not be extended.
Kampala City has over the past 10 years registered significant increase of boda-bodas currently estimated at 200,000 operating in the city and its suburbs. They have nonetheless raised major problems considering the number of associated accidents, insecurity, congestion, non-compliance with traffic regulations and disorderliness in the City, a statement by KCCA reads.
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has announced a registration exercise for all motorcycles in the city. Announcing the registration exercise at her office in Kampala today, KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi said the exercise is part of a plan to enable the city Authority establish the number of boda-boda motorcycles operating in the city and help plan for the industry.