The Ministry of Works and Transport has started a campaign for sensitizing commercial motor cycle taxi operators commonly known as boda boda riders on upcoming measures to regulate their operations.
The drive began yesterday with training at the Kira Road grounds. The Uganda Driver Licensing System and the police are offering training to the riders and subjecting them to medical tests before they are given riding permits. Officials also said the process will involve checking the mental status of the cyclists.
Sta Daily News also learnt that the Ministry of Works has offered to reduce the fees the riders have to pay while processing riding licenses.
Thus, processing a one-year permit will cost Shs105,000 instead of Shs135,000, and Shs135,000 for a three-year permit instead of the standard Shs230,000.
Riders shall be mandated to wear uniforms based on their division of operation.
According to the ministry of works, no rider shall be allowed on the road without a riding permit starting July 1, 2022.