Weeks ago when the president of Uganda HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni began easing the lockdown which was put as one of the measures to stop the spread of Covid19, Boda Boda riders thought that they would be among the people to be allowed to resume working.
That was however not the case because Museveni still saw it as a big risk to allow them resume transporting people. Only taxi and bus drivers were allowed to resume but following strict standard operating procedures (SOPs) given to them.
This didn’t treat boda boda riders well until on Tuesday when the president in yet another address on the state of nation on Covid19, allowed riders (who from the start of the lockdown were allowed to carry only cargo), to resume carrying passengers starting on Monday the 27th of July.
As we talk now, riders across the country are preparing to resume work although they were given strict standard operation procedures too, which are; wearing of a face mask and helmet, registering customers’ names and phone numbers in a book as well as carrying sanitisers
In the wake of all this, aYo a revolutionary new micro-insurance provider with the vision of a future where everyone uses insurance on Thursday the 23rd of July handed over starter packs (Registration books, pens, face-shields) to Boda Boda riders at Kamwokya, Kampala to ensure compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.
The aYo team was led their CEO Allan Lwanga personally handed over these items to riders who were excited to receive them.