Uganda: Motorbike taxis banned from Kampala centre despite COVID-19 easing

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Footage shows motorcyclists disputing new restrictions with police officers, which ban motorcycle taxi service from entering the centre of Kampala, on Monday.

According to reports, police officers began seizing motorcycles from drivers who carry passengers for a fee.

On Sunday, the city's authorities banned motorbike taxis, known locally as Boda Boda, from entering the city centre. Last week President Yoweri Museveni announced the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, allowing the resumption of motorbike taxis on Monday. Previously drivers were only allowed to transport luggage.

Kampala authorities hope to in order to reduce congestion and improve the city's public transport system. Road blocks have been installed throughout the centre, as well as signposts to outline where motorcyclists should not enter.

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