With only a few days to their reopening, KCCA has released a list of the SOPs to be followed by all Boda boda riders.
The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has released a list of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be followed by all Boda boda riders before they are allowed back on the roads.
During his recent address to the nation, President Museveni allowed Boda bodas to re-operate provided they abide by guidelines mitigating the spread of the coronavirus.
The President, however, made it clear that they will stop moving at 6:00 pm because in recent years they have been used for criminal cases.
“Until they clean themselves of criminals they will stop at 6 pm,” Museveni said on Tuesday while giving an oversight about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
He said the Boda bodas will be allowed to reoperate from 27th of July in adherence to the necessary SOPs in place to help fight the spread of the virus.
With only a few days to their reopening, KCCA has released a list of the SOPs to be followed by all the riders.
According to a statement from KCCA, both the rider and passenger must wear face masks with the rider also wearing a helmet properly to cover his masked face.
Also, KCCA says that all riders must have notebooks to properly record details of passengers such that in case one or two people test positive for COVID-19 identifying their contacts is quite easier.
Relatively, all riders must own original sanitizers and ensure their motorcycles are sanitized and cleaned after dropping every single passenger.
As well, all passengers before boarding a boda boda must ensure they have properly washed their hands with soap or sanitized them.
KCCA also says that all boda bodas must be attached to a stage for easy monitoring and they must ensure they maintain a two-meter social distance while parking at the stage.
Meanwhile, they must manage their time well and ensure they stop moving at exactly 6:00 pm in response to the President’s directive.
KCCA further says that the boda bodas must also ensure that loads and passengers are not transported at the same time.
Appropriately, that they must have a valid license issued by the authority before being allowed back on the roads.
Meanwhile, KCCA advises all riders to have protective gear and ensure it is in a clean, dry and wearable condition.
“A riders must have protective gear and ensure it is in a clean, dry and wearable condition. Try to acquire an easy to clean trouser and jacket,” a KCCA statement reads.
“Wherever you are, remember to regularly & thoroughly wash your hands with clean water and soap or with an alcohol-based hand rub/sanitiser to protect yourself and others from falling sick.”