Kiryandongo, (UG): Boda Boda riders in Kigumba Town Council, Kiryandongo District have been strongly encouraged to take motorcycle registration seriously if they are to avoid potential losses and unlock the full benefits of their transport business.
This was revealed at an event held on Saturday, December 09, at Kigumba COU attended by key figures, including the Kiryandongo district OC traffic, Hon Karubanga Jacob Ateenyi – the Kibanda South MP, and the community liaisons officer for Kigumba and Kiryandongo police stations.
Addressing the riders on the afternoon, the Kiryandongo District Officer in Charge (OC) of traffic urged them to exhibit discipline and uphold a high level of respect for their profession. He specifically advised them to dress decently and abstain from alcoholism, emphasizing that such practices contribute to road safety and enhance their professional image.
Moreover, Boda Boda riders were reminded to adhere to essential steps in the registration process, including obtaining Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) and ensuring the complete registration of their motorcycles. The significance of this registration process extends beyond compliance, as it opens doors to various government support and services.
Hon Karubanga Jacob Ateenyi, the Kibanda South MP, underscored the need for Boda Boda riders to organize themselves into fully registered associations. He highlighted that such associations could facilitate increased support from different government agencies, emphasizing that a unified front would amplify their impact and influence.
Drawing attention to the potential profitability of the Boda Boda business, Hon Karubanga urged riders to take a cue from the success in Rwanda by organizing themselves effectively. He emphasized that a well-structured and registered association could provide a platform for collaboration, advocacy, and access to resources that would benefit the entire community of riders.
The event served as a pivotal moment for Boda Boda riders in Kigumba Town Council, urging them to view registration not only as a legal requirement but as a strategic move towards enhancing their professionalism, safety, and overall success in the thriving business.
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