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Tumwebaze Halts Boda Boda Registration Exercise

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According to the police spokesperson ACP Damas Gatare there were no casualties reported but noted that traffic into Capital Kigali has been diverted through Kimisagara and the highway used by heavy trucks.


Gatare therefore assured the public that police and the authorities from Kigali city are doing all they could to reopen the road. ,

Nyabugogo valley is the main gateway that links three provinces with capital Kigali and authorities have over the years have tried to tame the valley as it is a scene of heavy floods whenever it rains causing loss of lives and destroying property.

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He dismissed the rumors that the registration of boda bodas is intended to get rid of them from the main city business centre.

“This is what KCCA has embarked on through registering all boda boda riders in Kampala so as to establish their actual number to enable the Authority plan for them,” explained Tumwebaze.

The minister emphasized that KCCA consulted with the boda boda associations and agreed on the terms and conditions of registration.

Tumwebaze, however, expressed concern over boda boda riders under the Umbrella 2010 who came up and opposed the registration after KCCA had officially announced the registration exercise, citing lack of “enough sensitization.”

The Minister’s statement comes at a time when Police are accusing KCCA of falling short of implementing resolutions of meetings held between senior leaders from both institutions.

During a recent meeting attended by Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura, the boda boda leadership raised a number of issues.

They claimed that while the registration exercise is good, they were not involved and that KCCA is likely to register criminals who are hiding in the boda boda transport industry.

The boda boda riders further argued that they were not sensitized and that the majority do not know what is required of them to register.

“If we all came at ago, does KCCA have the capacity to register us?” they asked KCCA.

Police also faulted KCCA for “not taking into consideration the history of boda boda, the legislation and other stakeholders.”

After a long deliberation, it was resolved that the registration be postponed to enable sensitization of boda boda but corporate and government motor cycles operating in the city to start effective 9/9/2013 at all the division headquarters of KCCA.

“We have agreed to change the programme by first registering corporate motor cycles in the city and boda Boda riders have been given two more weeks before their registration begins,” added Tumwebaze.

Tumwebaze’s remarks follow violent clashes between police and boda boda riders as the latter protested the registration exercise conducted by KCCA.

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