MULTIPLEX, the contractors for managing street parking in Kampala, is counting losses because bodaboda cyclists occupy the parking slots for vehicles.
Paul Gagaya, the Multiplex operations manager, said unregulated bodaboda business operators could compromise their contractual obligations.
"The cyclists just park in any empty slot, hence restricting access for cars that would otherwise have parked in the space," said Gagaya.
He said the firm was in talks with the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to solve the stalemate. Patrick Sanya, the commissioner for transport regulations in the works and transport ministry, said there was need to gazette bodaboda stages to bring order in the city.
Simon Muhumuza, the city authority spokesman, said efforts to gazette stages for the cyclists failed because politicians intervene all the time they try. He, however, said the authority's chief executive would meet the riders soon to find a way forward.
Atanansi Kafeero, the chairman for bodaboda riders in Kampala Central division, said it was upon KCCA to designate stages for them.
5th August 2011