“Its not yet clear how the impounded motorcycles can be claimed since some of the cyclists of these Boda Bodas had acquired them on loans and have no cards and other documents with details about them.”
Motor cyclists whose Boda Bodas were impounded by traffic police and other security authorities for breaching of the rules on presidential directives on corona virus, may have a sigh of relief as President ordered to have their vehicles returned to them.
He was responding to a question posed to him by the Trade Minister, Amelia Kyambadde who reminded the president that some of the cyclists had their Boda Bodas confiscated and cannot therefore work to earn a living.
In his response, President Museveni allowed to give amnesty to the victims of the impoundment.
“We can give them amnesty…. let them be returned to their motorcycles,” Museveni responded.
During the address, the president also noted that the 2PM curfew directive that was sanctioned on Boda Bodas carrying cargoes was unfair and therefore, there was a need to revise it. The ban was therefore lifted to allow movement of Boda Bodas and Bicycles delivering cargoes from2PM to 5PM.
“After advice and briefing from transport team, we have decided that the Boda Bodas and bicycles can now operate until 5PM to help with deliveries to our people. We insist that these should not operate in the night because they could be used to facilitate criminality, and still they are not allowed to carry passengers but cargos,” Museveni added.
According to him, the 5 O’clock is conducive for the riders to rush back to their respective homes in time so as they are not used by the criminals as well as not being caught up by the mandatory 7PM night curfew.
Its not yet clear how the impounded motorcycles can be claimed since some of the cyclists of these Boda Bodas had acquired them on loans and have no cards and other documents with details about them.