Kaweesi Orders Arrest Of Overloading Boda Operators


prostate geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Kaweesi, viagra dosage in what appears a move to return sanity to the country grappling with a high rate of boda-boda accidents, help said any passengers who accept to be carried on a boda-boda will be prosecuted.

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“The new rules are aimed at saving lives,” said Kaweesi at a press conference in Kampala on Tuesday.

“We are warning politicians not to stand in the way of police as it enforces order and indiscipline on our roads. I have given an order to officers to start arrests immediately,” charged Kaweesi.

The warning comes against the backdrop of a damning report, showing boda-bodas as the country’s major silent killer.

A 2010 study by experts at Mulago Referral Hospital showed that boda-boda operators and passengers suffered 75 percent of road traffic injuries which also consume a staggering 60 percent of the medical facility’s surgery budget.

Kaweesi also threatened to arrest all riders who do not park as per the trade order issued by Kampala Capital City Authority.

“Issues of parking and picking of your clients in the middle of the road or on pavements and not on gazetted stages will land you into big trouble,” he charged.

He further pointed out that boda-boda riders continue to perpetuate crime especially in Kampala by carrying robbers, gunmen and thieves.

“Thugs continue to use bodas as a quick means of transport to be evacuated from crime scenes. This must stop.”

Boda-boda riders are yet to issue a statement on the matter but have in recent months defied police orders.

But having been registered by KCCA, boda operators will now be obliged to follow police instructions or have their trade permits revoked.


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