Several boda boda riders around the country have continued to defy the ban on Public transport; two days after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced it.
On Wednesday evening the president issued an order suspending the use of public transport in order to reduce the spread of the highly contagious Corona virus (COVID-19).
The public transport means suspended include all taxis, all coasters, minibuses, buses, passenger, trains and boda bodas.
However, by yesterday and today morning, several boda boda riders were seen carrying more than two people along the by-pass, while many others around Kamwokya and the town centre and different parts of the country are also operational.
Isaac Arinaitwe, a Boda rider who was carrying two people around the Northern bypass says he worked in the night and was only returning home at 7:00 am.
In Kisaasi areas, boda boda riders have resorted to carrying passengers from the communities dropping them to the roadside for fear of being arrested.
Semeiri Kakaire a boda rider from Iganga Municipality who was found carrying a passenger but was blocked by Police at Jinja Municipality says Government should give then financial aid.
Mr. Kakaire Speaking;……..
Police is arresting several boda boda riders’ country wide who defies the presidential directive.
Meanwhile taxi drivers have all observed the ban despite protesting it.
Taxi Drivers Views;………
From Kawanda to Bwaise and Kamwokya areas there were no taxis operational. Ends