KAMPALA– The Prime Minister Rt Hon Robinah Nabbanja this week summoned Kampala Capital City Authority leaders to discuss the record low turn up of boda boda cyclists in their registration exercise.
The exercise which started on August 15th was meant to expire on 30th, but the deadline was extended to September 16th, to allow more riders to participate.
It is estimated that 70% of the cyclists in the city have no appetite to take part in the ongoing registration exercise, much as the deadline was extended to allow for more riders to register.
Minister for Kampala city Hon Hajjat Minsa Kabanda told journalists that a wide boycott of this exercise by boda boda riders was not expected and therefore they met with the Prime Minister to discuss the next course of action.
The Lord Mayor for Kampala city Ssalongo Erias Lukwago decried the bureaucracy in the process, characterized by long procedures and documentation, saying that it is a barrier for most riders to participate in the process of getting registered.
He also warned that the ultimatum given to riders to take part in this exercise or else face serious reprisals will not work and urged the responsible parties in the process to stop rushing aimlessly.