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Cabinet demarcates boda boda free zones in Kampala

KCCA has demarcated boda boda stages

KCCA has demarcated boda boda stages

As boda bodas resume operations today July 27, government has demarcated operation stages and boda boda free zones where they are not allowed to operate. 

According to the minister for KCCA and Metropolitan Affairs, Betty Amongi, cabinet approved 579 boda boda stages in Kampala spread through the five divisions of Kampala. The Central division has 32 stages, Kawempe 89 stages, Makindye 136 stages, Nakawa 146 stages while Rubaga division has 179 stages.

Each gazetted stage has a unique reference code, for instance, Bukesa stage 1001, Bukesa stage 1002 and Industrial Area 1007 among others and this will be the stage name. 

According to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) all boda boda operators must be registered at any of the gazetted stages and this shall be their address to enable contact tracing in case of any COVID-19 infection. No boda boda is allowed to operate outside the gazetted stages.

Boda boda operators are required to register at any gazetted stage of their choice, while all Boda boda App companies like Safe Boda, Bolt and Uber and associations like Century Boda, shall share with KCCA the register of all their members after registering every member to a gazetted stage.

All boda bodas riders who do not operate or belong to the App companies or associations shall register with KCCA through their stage leadership. Forms can be downloaded from the KCCA website or picked from ward administrators at every KCCA division and no fees payment is required in the entire process.

KCCA also says cabinet has further approved boda boda free zones where boda bodas are prohibited from entering or accessing. The free zone is based in Central division explaining why there are only 32 stages gazetted here. 

The boda boda free zone will run along the following boundaries; Wampewo Roundabout to Jinja Road to Kitgum House junction – Access Road – Mukwano Road to Clock Tower–Kafumbe Mukasa Road–Kisenyi Road–Mackay Road-Kyaggwe Road-Watoto Church-Bombo Road–Wandegeya – Hajji Musa Kasule  Road-Mulago roundabout- Kamwokya junction – Sturrock Road – Prince Charles Drive- Lugogo Bypass–Jinja Road- Wampewo Roundabout.

Only utility and delivery service motorcycles shall be allowed in the boda boda free zone area. KCCA is also procuring boda boda stage signs to mark the gazetted stages permanently and traffic signs to demarcate the boda boda free zones as approved by cabinet.

As they resume operations on Monday, boda bodas are required to abide by the standard operating procedures of having a helmet and mask, registering passengers and sanitizing passengers and the seat each time they get a passenger.

Since the suspension of public transport in March this year, boda bodas have only been allowed to carry cargo. Taxi operations resumed in June also after registration and acquisition of a route number and route chart that detailed the route a taxi can ply. Only registered taxis are allowed on the road.

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+1 #1 Amooti Mugi 2020-07-27 02:22
Very good plan...sift out those bodas with criminal hhistory because we fear to give them our phone numbers!!!

They should be vetted before being allowed to operate..
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0 #2 kabayekka 2020-07-27 06:06
Well then if it was not for the arrival of COVID19 this city would not be modernized at all?

Most modern cities are busy following the Tokyo Environmental Protocols especially where urban public transport is a must.
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0 #3 kabayekka 2020-07-27 06:33
One needs to go to Kitezi rubbish dumping site to understand why masks must be worn at anytime! Indeed there was a company that had started measuring the pollution in the city caused by traffic.

What of all the green parks that have been taken over by hundreds of shopping Malls? What of the ever increasing use of wooden charcoal by the balloning urban population?
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0 #4 kabayekka 2020-07-27 06:39
Surely how can this modern Africa city sustain itself confortably as the year 2050 approaches?

Will it not cause another major outbreak of pandemic on the continent of Africa?
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+1 #5 Mbeho Achuc 2020-07-27 08:13
Even in up country towns and cities, the boda boda are a total nuisance who should be confined to the outskirts...it is dangerous to entrust your NIN to a criminal boda boda!!
Good start cabinet on the boda boda.
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+1 #6 Lakwena 2020-07-27 09:33
The problem with his country's leadership is the elitist top-bottom arrogance.

E.g., what justification, or how did the cabinet arrive at the "Boda Free Zones. In the first place these are the people who do not only use the Boda, but despise and summarily criminalize them.

In other words, it is the fundamental problem of the "above mentality" where decisions are authoritatively anti people, hence made without first consulting the people: what they want and/or prefer!
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+1 #7 Lakwena 2020-07-27 09:35
Otherwise, at this rate the cabinet is being idle, petty and busy body.
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+1 #8 WADADA rogers 2020-07-27 18:12
I certainly use but hate boda boda riders, they are too careless and make the city look like some filthy place.

However, the decision by KCCA is oppressive m5e35
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0 #9 WADADA rogers 2020-07-29 00:42
Am sure all these gazetted zones will only have boda bodas belonging to the well connected or the mafias themselves.
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