URA Rejects Boda Boda Riders' Threats


sick geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>In an interview with Chimpreports, the cyclists who have stormed the URA Head Quarters in Kampala, vowed not to leave the tax body headquarters not until their motor cycles are given back to them.

“We left Jonglei state on Thursday when we were over 200 but less than 160 reached Bibia,’’ explained Alex Taban one of the cyclists.

The Boda Boda rider added that many of their colleagues died on the way before reaching the border town between Uganda and South Sudan

Taban however expressed concern over their mistreatment by government after arriving in Uganda.

“After reaching the Kamudin URA offices, our motor cycle logbooks and other documents were impounded and we were ordered to get them from the URA Head Offices in Kampala,’’ explained the Boda Boda rider.

According to the documents from the Ugandan tax body, the motor cycles and log books had been impounded and the Boda Boda riders had been given three days to collect them from URA.

”However, on reaching here, we were told to pay Shs.500, 000 to be cleared yet we are left with nothing,” explained Taban

However while, Sarah Banage, URA’s assistant commissioner refuted these claims and noted that the tax body was only registering the motor cycles like any other new vehicles are done.

“Yesterday evening, they arrived here with motor cycles bearing South Sudan number plates and we are now going to register their motor cycles,’’ explained Banage.

Banage added the cyclists had to pay Shs.250, 000 the fee for registering all new motor cycles in the country.

The expulsion from Southern Sudan followed an order by the South Sudanese Minister of Interior and Wildlife conservation to the director of Traffic Jonglei state, Solomon Mabior Ruar to stop licensing Motor cycles to foreigners in South Sudan.


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