Give Ugandans the chance to work and recover from economic hardship. #BodaAfter7

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Give Ugandans the chance to work and recover from economic hardship. #BodaAfter7

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The E-Trade Association started this petition to The Government of Uganda

The January opening of schools and opening of key sectors of the economy is great news for Uganda! However, the Government of Uganda has kept a 7pm ban on motorcycle taxis (boda boda) which leaves us asking many questions: 

How will the majority of Ugandans who rely on boda bodas get home at 8pm after work? How will factory workers who work the late shift get home? Will supermarkets stay open late? Will bar owners have staff that can work? How will people get home after meeting friends at night? How can they deliver goods through the night? So much of our livelihoods depend on things that happen after 7pm.

Less than <1% of Ugandan’s own a car and Matatu coverage past 7pm is very limited across Uganda and this mode of transport doesn’t let people get directly and safely to their door. The answer is clear: boda boda transportation provides affordable, convenient, last-mile, door-to-door, service countrywide. It also gives employment and income generation for over 6 million people. It is part of our economy. 

The E-Trade Association is initiating a petition that seeks to engage Government decision makers to consider allowing economic growth and prosperity by lifting any ban on mobility of people. We want them to remove the 7pm boda curfew to enable 24/7 access to affordable mobility for all Ugandans. 

The #BodaAfter7 petition, is looking for 10,000 signatures to show the importance of this issue on the economic future of this country. 

The E-Trade Association of Uganda converges companies and organizations that use the power of the internet to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in Uganda. Members include some of the most innovative companies in Uganda, all growing employment and attracting foreign direct investment into Uganda. The E-Trade represents technology companies in sectors that include restaurants, hotels, retail traders, manufacturers, distributors, tourism, and players in the mobility sector.

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