Police start registration of boda boda drivers and their owners

29Oct 2019
The Guardian
Police start registration of boda boda drivers and their owners

THE Police in Kilimanjaro region have embarked on an exercise to register owners and drivers of motorcycles (popularly known as bodaboda) from all their parking areas in order to fight the rising incidences of crimes that are alleged to be committed by some unknown youths.

The ongoing exercise at all street corners was confirmed yesterday in the Moshi Municipality by Sub Inspector of Police Hamad Hoza when handing light reflectors to the boda boda drivers.

The handing over ceremony was conducted here following the donation     from East West Seed Company to the Police force.

He said the registration of the boda bodas  will reduce the confusion during accidents and will identify the owners thereof quickly.

Hoza said: “We have introduced the procedure to reduce incidences of crimes especially during the night, but also I plead with boda boda drivers and their owners to ensure they have meaningful work contracts between them.”

The managing director of East West Seed Co., Coen Everts said they have decided to give the youths the reflectors to reduce accidents particularly at night.

He said researches have shown that many boda boda drivers   work in difficult environments especially at night because many of them lack reflectors hence they are easily knocked by other vehicles.

He also supports the decision by the police to register boda boda drivers so as to reduce periodic disputes among themselves that sometimes lead to commission of crimes.

On his part, a boda boda driver said the moves will bring benefits to them including the   trust from financial institutions when they  need  to access  loans.

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