The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) approves boda boda Free Zone prohibiting their entry to certain parts of the city.
The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has approved Boda Boda Free Zone where all bodas are prohibited from entering or accessing.
The Boda Boda Free Zone will run along the following boundaries; Wampewo Roundabout- 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.
With Boda Bodas set to resume full operations today July 27, KCCA has already embarked on procuring Boda Boda Stage Signs to mark the gazetted stages permanently and Traffic signs to demarcate the Boda Boda Free Zone as approved by Cabinet.
KCCA however, says that Boda Boda Operators are mandated to comply with all the directives and strictly follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as issued by Government.
Among other SOPs, KCCA says that all motorcycles must operate at gazetted Boda Boda stages. The list of these stages and maps can be obtained from KCCA website or Ward Administrators at every KCCA Division. Each gazetted stage has a unique reference code and this will be its name.
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 COVID-19 infection. Boda Boda operators are free to register at any gazetted stage of their choice.
All Boda Boda App companies and associations shall share the register of all their members (after registering every member to a gazetted stage).
All Boda Bodas who do not operate or belong to the App. Companies/associations shall register with KCCA through their stage leadership. Forms can be downloaded from KCCA website or picked from Ward Administrators at every KCCA Division.
No Boda Boda operator shall pay any fees to anybody to register on any gazetted stage of choice. Anybody soliciting a bribe should be reported to the relevant authorities.
Meanwhile, KCCA says that both the riders and the passengers will be mandated to wear face masks with the rider wearing a helmet to cover his masked face.
Relatively, they ought to transport only one passenger at a time with no single passenger allowed to share a boda boda with his or her load and luggage.
As well, the riders are required to clean and sanitize their boda bodas every after dropping off a client.