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Boda Boda Riders Arrested For Defying M7’s Directives

Police in Kampala has already arrested 10 Boda Boda riders and their passengers at Wankoko Junction in Bugolobi, a Kampala City Suburb.

The arrests are in line with the Presidential directive to lockdown public transport to curb the Corona virus pandemic in Uganda.

On Wednesday March 25th 2020, President Yoweri Museveni announced suspension of all forms of public transport in Uganda for 14 days as government moved to contain the spread of Coronavirus infections countrywide.

“The government has decided to suspend for 14 days, all public transport, including all taxis, coasters, buses, passenger trains, tuk-tuks and Boda-bodas,” he said.

“Private cars shall be allowed to move on the road but they shall not have more than three people in the car, including the driver,” he added.

He said trucks shall be allowed to transport goods but they should however not carry passengers.

“The same applies to bodas, and tuktuk-tuks. They can move as long as they are transporting food”

The president said markets should only be now for selling food stuffs. This means matooke, sweet potatoes, cassava, rice, beans, peas, gnuts, beef chicken, fruits, vegetables etc.

Most shops have also been closed in the city in implementation of the presidential directive.

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