By Ambrose Katooto
Kyamuhunga Peoples saving and credit cooperative society-KYAPS in partnership with verma co have today extended their road safety training workshop to boda boda riders who subscribe to Ishaka branch.
KYAPS with its main branch located in Butare-Kyamuhunga Bushenyi district is one of the leading saving and credit cooperative societies in western Uganda whereas Verma co is the leading distributor of Bajaj boxer motorcycles in the country with its head offices at plot 46 Mirembe business centre.
The training which commenced on Tuesday at the main branch in Butare-Kyamunga has seen most of the boda boda riders equipped with road signs, access to boda boda loan, and change of mind set among other safety issues.
Addressing journalists on the side of the second workshop held on Wednesday at Ishaka community church-Kaburengye in Bushenyi Ishaka municipality, Charles Kasozi, the western regional manger Verma co said the main objective of the training is to change the mind set of boda boda riders.
However, a few attended with at least 30 people out of 15 boda boda stages that were invited across Kizinda town, Ishaka town and Bushenyi town.
however, Ms Joslyn Twinomugisha, the KYAPS Ishaka branch manager attributed the low turn up to the situation being the fact that its a town so most people value time most.
KYAPS marketing officer Denis Nayebare says that the training will continue across all branches but for the meantime they have gone in a break and they will resume on 8th starting with Katerera branch.
Most riders have commended great thinkers behind this strategy.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website