By Juma Nsubuga
Boda boda association, Global Helmet Vaccine Initiative and Makerere University have petitioned parliament calling for its intervention in the improvement of the enforcement of the traffic and road safety act.
While handing over the petition to the chairperson of the committee on physical infrastructure Samuel Semugaba who received it on behalf of the speaker, the regional coordinator global helmet vaccine initiative Barbara Mwanje said that the act is in place but government does not focus on enforcement.
She says that the boda boda industry needs to be given a special attention because it also has its contribution towards the development of transport industry.
She asked government to focus on training and testing the boda boda riders in order to improve their behavior.
Meanwhile MP Ssemugaba said that the petition is going to go through the right procedures and that they will be getting feedback from parliament.
He however asked the leadership of the boda bodas to make sure that those involved in the sector follows the set rules as the way of reducing accidents.