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Vivo Energy rewards boda rider in its Shs300m promo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vivo Energy Uganda has handed over the first of its 15 motorbikes to a lucky winner in the ongoing “Wangula nga Kapo” promotion that will see over 40,000 boda riders rewarded with up to Shs 300m worth of prizes. The promotion is part of the …

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80 wives deserted broke boda boda husbands in Gulu during lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many young men who started the year 2020 blissfully in Gulu city enjoying the company of their loving wives are now wallowing in loneliness. According to Emmy Ocen, the spokesperson of Gulu city Boda-Boda Association, at least eighty spouses of his colleagues have abandoned their …

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Kampala Minister courts boda boda riders on political tolerance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister in charge of Kampala and metropolitan affairs Betty Amongi has appealed to commercial motorcyclists in Kampala to have political tolerance as they support candidates of their choice during the 2021 general elections. The minister’s advice stems from the ugly scenes involving sections of …

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Gov’t to operationalise boda boda free zone in November

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has extended deadline for operationalization of the boda boda free zone in Kampala to November 1st. The boda boda free zone will run along the boundaries of Wampewo roundabout- Jinja road to Kitgum house junction – Access road – Mukwano road to …

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Boda Boda riders struggle to maintain SOPs on day one

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A number of Boda boda riders are struggling to implement the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs.  Boda bodas resumed their operations this morning following the relaxation of the nationwide lockdown announced in March to contain the spread of the Covid19. Last week, President, Yoweri Museveni allowed Boda …

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Parliament directs transport ministry over Boda-Boda operations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Minister of Works and Transport to present a statement in regard to the plight of the Boda-Boda industry which continues to be under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Kadaga, a statement should be …

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Police impound hundreds of boda bodas in COVID-19 operation

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have impounded over 200 motorcycles and arrested their riders in Kampala Metropolitan areas for violating presidential directives stopping them from carrying passengers as part of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) preventive measures. The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says most of …

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Police orders fresh investigations into Masaka cyclist’s death

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Operations Uganda Police Edward Ochom has ordered for fresh investigations into the death of a Boda Boda Cyclist in Masaka. Hussein Walugembe, walked into a traffic office at Masaka Central Police Station on July 2 and doused himself with petrol claiming that …

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