By Charles Katabalwa
13th Jan 2022
Traders in Kampala under their umbrella body the Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) have backed the Bodaboda riders in demanding President Museveni to change his mind and lift restrictions on their operations to ease transportation for traders and other people working at night.
During his last speech, the President maintained the curfew hours on bodaboda from 7pm – 5:30am although other sectors were fully reopened starting with January this year.
Thaddeus Musoke, the KACITA Acting Chairperson while addressing journalists today at their offices in Kampala said that most of the businesses including those at night adopted delivery technology services which are almost done by the bodaboda riders, meaning their movement restrictions affects the business industry.
Musoke adds that restricting bodaboda from moving beyond 6pm will attract attackers on traders who move at night, the period that motorcycles are mostly used.
Meanwhile, Isa Ssekitto, the KACITA spokesperson said that bodaboda to stop working at 6pm will be a disservice after reopening of schools, bars, hotels among others because most people who work in these sectors use bodabodas while traveling especially at night.