KAMPALA – Boda boda cyclists can now breathe a sigh of relief after the government said they can now carry passengers.
The revelation was made by State Minister of Transport Joy Kabatsi while addressing Parliament on Tuesday
Ms Kabatsi said that the boda boda will be required to observe Standard Operating Procedures such as having sanitisers and class ‘A’ driving permits.
The cyclists are also expected to have 3rd party insurance cover and maintain the motorcycles in good mechanical condition.
The minister said the time of operation for the boda bodas will be maintained between 7am and 5pm in the evening.
The revelation comes ahead of President Museveni’s address to the nation on Tuesday evening where he is expected to allow more businesses such as acardes and saloons back to work.
On May 4 President Museveni started easing some of the lockdown measures by allowing shops selling general merchandise ,shopping malls and hardware shops to reopen.
He also permitted motor vehicle garages and workshops for metal fabrication and furniture to reopen provided the operators wear face masks .
The President later allowed private cars and public transport also to resume after nearly three months of suspension . But schools, churches ,mosques , bars, arcades, beauty salons, gyms and saunas have remained closed to date .