Following the recent national address on COVID-19 by President Yoweri Museveni, boda bodas are to resume carrying passengers and luggage tomorrow Monday, July 27. Consequently, a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all the Boda Bodas operators nationwide have been issued by Government through Ministry of Works & Transport and Ministry of Security.
Specifically for Kampala Capital City, it has banned Boda Bodas from a number of roads and areas around Kampala city. It says the reforms will help to streamline and regulate the operations of motorcycles in the City.
KCCA says all Boda Bodas must operate at gazetted Boda Boda stages and gazetted each stage has a unique reference code and this will be its name.
All cyclists 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.
For all Boda Boda App companies and associations shall share the register of all their members with KCCA. Similarly for Boda Bodas who do not operate or belong to the App. Companies/associations shall register with KCCA through their stage leadership.
KCCA also revealed that cabinet approved Boda Boda Free Zone where all Boda Bodas are prohibited from entering/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.