Buliisa boda-boda cyclists warned against riding under drug influence

Buliisa: Boda-Boda cyclists in Buliisa District have warned
been against riding under drug influence like alcohol.
The warning was sounded recently at the burial of an accident
victim in Nyamasonga A Village Biiso Sub County Buliisa
The late Christine Giramia died on the spot in an accident along
Biiso – Buliisa road at the escarpment while the rider was
critically injured and rushed to Hoima regional referral hospital.
The Biiso Sub County LC3 Chairperson Hon. Denis Oyewa said
that most cyclists ride under the influence of drug more
especially and khad (mairungi) thus causing rampant accidents
in the district.
‘’Kindly don’t ride motorcycles under the influence of drugs
because we have lost many lives in the district,’’ he said.
The Buliisa District vice chairperson for Boda-boda riders
Association, Mr. Nelbert Mujuni appealed to the passengers to
always be careful and identify riders when boarding motorcycles
to avoid accidents.

‘’Please always be careful and identify the riders because some
always rider under the influence of drugs, this will help to
reduce road accidents in the district,’’ he asked the passengers.
Mujuni further requested fellow cyclists to always ride while
taking care about the lives of the passengers, noting that, some
of them are the pillars in their respective families.
He tasked the chairpersons of different boda-boda stages to
arrest all drunkard riders until when he comes to his normal and
allow to operate.
Speaking as the chief guest at the official launch of the road
safety program in Buliisa district recently, the Buliisa district
woman Member of Parliament, Norah Bigirwa Nyendwoha, said
that the traffic volume in Buliisa has increased due to the good
roads and the activities in the area.
Bigirwa said the road safety campaign is not for an individual but
rather a team effort and everyone’s responsibility and concern,
adding that there has been an increase of 16.9% in road
accidents in 2022.
The politician called upon the concerned parties to put up road
signs and stop the issue of leaving animals on the roads.
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