Chekalini ward Member of County Assembly (MCA), Kenneth Indusa has promised to help all boda boda riders in his ward to undergo training and acquire licenses. Addressing beneficiaries of the program when he officially launched the training at Chekalini Youth polytechnic, Indusa regretted the high number of operators who are losing their lives day after day with others sustaining seriously injuries as a result of carelessness. “The number of accidents and deaths involving boda boda operators in the country is alarming,” noted Indusa.
The MCA said the main objective of the ambitious programme was to improve the boda boda industry by scaling down avoidable tragedies associated with it. He hailed the boda boda industry, saying it was playing a significant role in the transport and communication sectors within the country. “Thus, my decision to assist the operators acquire professional skills and valid traffic documents in order to enhance service delivery in the transport sector,” he added.
He said the program was open to all operators from his ward who were willing to cost-share in the train disclosing that the course cost is Kshs 7,000 per person and that those willing were expected to pay Ksh. 4,000 each while he paid Kshs. 3,000.
Indusa appealed to other leaders from the region to help more youths in the industry get driving skills and also give them conducive environment to carry on their business. The ward representative advised the boda boda operators to form social welfare savings group to enable them pool resources together for both individual and communal economic growth and development.