Mbarara Municipal Council has embarked on a process to eliminate over 2,000 Boda- boda riders from the Central Business District as part of its efforts to streamline public transport and reduce congestion in the city that comes into effect tomorrow.
Statistics from the Community Development office shows that over 5,000 Boda bodas operate in Mbarara municipality.
Richard Mugisha, the Deputy Town Clerk Mbarara Municipality, says they have started the process of demarcating and coloring Boda boda stages on gazetted streets where they will be allowed to operate from.
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He says only High street will be exempted from the Boda boda operations in line with the council resolution.
However, the only demarcation exercise hasn’t gone down with the Boda boda leadership in Mbarara municipality.
Sadious Oukunda Salongo, the Chairperson Mbarara Municipality Boda Boda Association, says they were never consulted of the demarcations and are not ready to vacate their stages.