President Museveni has opened war on the boda boda industry, saying the loopholes in the business are responsible for the unnecessary murders including that of Arua Municipality Member of Parliament, Ibrahim Abiriga.
Museveni was speaking at the funeral function for the slain legislator and his brother Saidi Butele Buga who were gunned down in Kawanda Friday.
The President now says, the government will burn hooded jackets and other outfit so that it makes it easier to see people faces when a search is mounted.
“Why do we allow people putting on hoods, we are going to burn the covering of your heads even when driving or on a bike,” Museveni said.
He also issued directive regarding helmets by motorcycle riders and boda boda cyclists, saying that each helmet will have to be numbered with reflector paint.
“The helmets we shall require new helmets with numbers and they must shine at night. No more hoods and helmets must have clear numbers. We also have other methods I don’t want to talk about here,” he added.
Museveni had earlier told boda boda riders at Kawanda that their business has become hard for the government to control and he is contemplating dealing away with it.
Museveni had asked riders that they should be able to weed out people spoiling their business, by identifying them and throwing them out. He asked them to organize a meeting with him as soon as he returns.