Kayihura, Tumukunde Blocking Bodaboda Registration – Lukwago

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has daubed security officers Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, dosage Gen. Salim Saleh and Gen. Kale Kayihura as stumbling blocks to the streamlining of the bodaboda business in the capital city.

Speaking in the wake of the shooting of police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi, Lukwago said today that on many occasions efforts to have the bodaboda business regulated have proved futile due to the big shots in security.

“These three and others in security are Godfathers to various bodaboda factions in the city and are responsible for the mess in the business, ” Lukwago said on Thursday.

“The factions are a creation of these big shots for their own interests,” the Mayor claimed.

Lukwago said that it was sad that after events like the shooting of the police spokesperson, government woke up with debates and suggestions to reign in on the bodaboda business yet the problem has been on for long.

He added government is about to make mistakes and scapegoats because of an unguided debate on in relation to bodabodas in the city.

“My obligation is to guide debate in my jurisdiction as Lord Mayor of Kampala and in this particular debate, the process of streamlining the bodaboda business cannot be done overnight. It takes time.”

He said the process requires a law by KCCA to regulate bodabodas in the city, a process he said has for a long time been frustrated by the said security big shots.

According to Lukwago, the debate now should be in line with putting proper regulation for the business before anything else. This however, he said cannot happen if the ‘Godfathers’ are still commanding the business.

“Government should call to order these Godfathers of the bodaboda factions. They should leave us as the authority to do our work.”

He noted that the said people influence decisions by bodaboda riders and in most cases are against KCCA directives and mandate in relation to regulation of the business.


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