BODA BODA CYCLISTS IN KISORO THREATEN TO BREAK AWAY FROM MAIN ASSOCIATION
A section of boda boda cyclists in greater Bukimbiri have today threatened to break away from Kisoro united boda boda operators’ (KUBO) and form their own association that their leaderships are accused of corruption and misuse of funds
The boda boda cyclists made the resolution during an emergency meeting that held today at Saaza Playground in Kisoro Municipality.
The cyclists also accuse their leadership of Kisoro united boda boda operators (KUBO) of exaggerating the amount of money that has so far been spent on their hotel which is under construction in Chahi cell Kisoro municipality.
Recently, the Kisoro united boda boda operators’ chairperson, Kalangala Robert revealed that they have spent about UGX: 250 million on the foundation of the hotel. This angered cyclist who staged a protest by putting a padlock on their office demanding accountability of the money from their coffers.
During their meeting today, cyclists overwhelmingly directed KUBO leadership to sell the plot of land and recover back the money. They demanded an explanation on how a building that is still under foundation could cost 250 million shillings
The cyclists also accuse their leadership of not giving out information about the association to members. They claim that the leadership hide information with intention of misusing the funds of the association.
The Kisoro united boda boda operators’ chairperson, Kalangala Robert apologized to his members adding that he mentioned 250 million shillings spent on the building due to lose of tongue and out of excitement
Kalangala Robert also heeded to members’ demands of selling out the plot of land to recover back the funds. He announced that starting with today, the plot of land will be put on sale
Chairperson supervisory committee Kisoro united boda boda operators, Chris Sibba Dusabe revealed that by 16th December 2022, the income of the association was 163,481117 shillings, expenditure at UGX: 165,112900, and balance on account was UGX: 4,165,942. He also said that the association spent UGX: 69,014,200
Former chairperson of Kisoro united boda boda operators’, Maniragaba Robert who was present in the meeting said that it was wrong for his predecessor to put the amount of money spent on the building at UGX: 250 million.
He advised cyclists to always use relevant authorities in resolving their conflicts
Former chairperson of Rubugiri stage, Tugasingula said that Bukimbiri is hard to reach, adding that it is necessary to break away from KUBO and form their own association. They also accuse KUBO leadership of sidelining members from greater Bukimbiri county