By Our Reporter
Police has outlined five areas of interest in the boda boda operations starting on Monday 7th November 2022.
According to Faridah Nampiima, the Uganda Police Traffic Directorate Public Relations Officer, the operation will target motorcycle riders without crash helmets, reflector jackets, driving permits, those carrying more than one passenger and those without driving mirrors.
Nampiima revealed this while addressing the press this morning in Kampala.
Early this week, the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Anita Among told the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Tumusiime Kasigazi to solve the boda boda accidents’ crisis that continues to claim innocent lives.
In a meeting, convened following release of a CCTV video by police in which graphic details show accidents involving boda-bodas during the month of October, Among told Maj Gen Kasigazi that the country faces a crisis that must be addressed immediately.
“We face a crisis, especially on Kampala roads as a result of reckless boda-boda riders. We must address it forthwith. You need to take critical steps to reverse this devastating trend and save lives on our roads,” Among said.