Key players in the boda boda industry have launched a joint campaign to encourage adherence to Ministry of Health guidelines against the spread of the Coronavirus.
Dubbed “Tugobe Corona”, the campaign is an effort to increase sensitization, improve access to personal protective equipment such as face masks, sanitizers and soap among other items as the country grapples with increased Coronavirus infections.
According to the co-founder of SafeBoda, Ricky Rapa Thomson, the campaign presents an unprecedented collaboration targeting over 200,000 boda boda riders.
Thomson said: “Boda boda riders have proved to be an essential service to communities and this campaign presents them with a key opportunity to participate as positive change agents in the fight against Covid-19.”
The campaign comes at a time when Uganda, especially the urban towns, are facing a spike in Coronavirus community cases.
Over 20 boda boda service companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to join the partnership.
Key among the companies include SafeBoda, Smart Boda Boda SACCO, Tugende Limited, Zembo Motorcycle SML Limited, Kajjansi Boda Boda SACCO, Katabi Boda Bods SACCO, Middle East Bugolobi Boda Boda SACCO, Watu Credit Uganda Limited, Sure Lenders Association, Simba Automotives, Bweyogerere SACCO, Kiira Regends SACCO and Wakiso Ndejje Boda.
Others are; Century Rubaga Div Boda Boda Cooperative, Asaak Financing Services U Limited, BodaWerk, Goma Boda Boda Association, Mukono Boda Boda Passenger Provider SACCO, Kambe SACCO, Kiraka SACCO and Rubaga Boda Boda Passenger Provider SACCO.