As the deadline for the Kampala boda boda census comes closer, the chairperson Boda Boda Riders in Kampala, Sadat Kisiko has rallied fellow riders to turn up in big numbers and be counted ahead of the deadline.
The census that is currently going on at all Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) divisions is expected to end on September 16, after which all those that will not have been counted will find it difficult operating in the city.
For one to be counted, you are required to have an LCI letter of your area of residence, three passport photos, National ID and Logbook or sales agreement.
Kisiko appreciates KCCA’s efforts towards regulating the boda boda industry and also encourages his counterparts to take part in the census exercise.
He made the call during a joint press briefing organized by Living Honours at Lugogo Oval grounds to announce the forthcoming boda boda day out event on November 5, which will take place at Lugogo Cricket Oval.
Living Honours is an umbrella organization that brings together all boda boda riders and owners in the country including Kampala Capital City.
Kisiko acknowledges that the boda boda industry has been infiltrated by wrong elements, which has tinted the image of the boda boda industry despite the key role they place in the economy.
The deputy director public and corporate affairs at KCCA, Simon Kasyate revealed that the authority is committed to ensuring the boda boda industry is organized to create trade order and improve business in the city.
“So far, over 20,000 boda-bodas, their riders and owners have been registered in the exercise scheduled to end on Friday this week. We urge all riders to utilize this remaining one week to get registered, beyond which KCCA shall assume anyone not recorded in our system shall not be planned for,” Kasyate said.
The census exercise that started last month is aimed at organizing and regulating the boda boda operations and creating public transport order in the city.
The census will also help government update the motor vehicle registry database with current information on boda boda and motorcycle ownership, according to city authority
The census exercise is being conducted jointly with the Ministry for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs, Ministry of Works and Transport, Ministry of Security, Office of the President, the police and local area leaders