By Our Reporter
11th July 2019
Boda Boda accidents are the leading cause of injuries in Uganda.
This is according to the latest release on findings by Twaweza in a research brief titled; Health Check: Ugandan’s experiences and opinions on health services that were released today in Kampala.
The report establishes that three out of ten Ugandans have experienced an accident or injury in the past six months, either personally (about 4 percent) or through a friend (about 12 percent) or a household member which stands around 16 percent.
Among these, more than half, about 53% were related to boda-boda motorcycles while 25% are related to the road, making road safety, a key health issue.
Sauti za Wananchi lead researcher Marrie Nanyanzi said the case of boda-boda accidents is on a rise but there is seemingly no strategy to curb it.
Police Deputy Spokesperson, Polly Namaye speaking at the release urges the public to be careful while using Boda Bodas.