Among Raises Concern Over Increasing Boda Boda Accidents In The Country
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
The Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has told the Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj Gen Tumusiime Kasigazi to solve the boda boda accidents crisis that continues to claim innocent lives.
In a meeting, convened following release of a CCTV video by police in which graphic details show accidents involving boda-bodas during the month of October, Among told Maj Gen Kasigazi that the country faces a crisis that must be addressed immediately.
The speaker asked that police should also find long-term solutions to solve the issue of road carnage, through tightening enforcement and traffic guidelines to curb errant road users.
Boda boda accidents remain the largest contributor of fatal accidents, in which at least an average of 1,918 people are killed annually, according to the 2021 annual crime and traffic road safety report.