Gov’t to give free electric motorcycles to bodaboda riders
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
President Museveni has said government has entered an agreement with investors that will see all motorcycle riders, including boda boda riders get free electric motorcycles.
Museveni said while delivering his end of year address from his country home in Rwakitura noting that the investors will recoup their money by being licenced and allowed to operate charging stations for the electric batteries for motorcycles.
In October, the Science and Technology Minister, Dr. Monica Musenero said government had earlier kicked off efforts to popularize electric boda bodas in the country.
Musenero noted that the government has partnered with private companies including Bodawerk International Limited and Zembo that are already providing electric motorcycles in form of boda bodas.
Speaking on Saturday, President Museveni said the plan is to shift the entire transport system from petrol driven to electric as one of the measures to save the environment.