Kisumu eyes boda bodas' Sh720m
SEE ALSO :Tough balancing act awaits board membersThe cash collections from boda boda will be ploughed back into projects aimed at uplifting the operators' socio-economic status, going by Governor Anyang' Nyong'o's plans. Prof Nyong'o has said he wants the operators to form welfare groups so that they can be assisted to grow the industry. Part of the plan by the county is to see them buy buses to ply the lakeside city's routes. Seed capital The buses would be operated by boda boda officials supervised by county officials. The county also plans to set up a Sh100 million kitty to assist boda boda members further their studies. The plan includes setting up a special kitty as seed capital where at least Sh200 million to be loaned to subscribed members. Achar said the county would partner with corporates to buy reflector jackets for the riders. "We have arranged with their leaders to carry out civic education on the proposed tax collection system," he told The Standard The county would also roll out an insurance cover to cater for riders and their families if they paid the tax. The Kisumu boda boda operators' coordinator, Nelson Odire, said each area would have a colour code to make it possible to track riders. "It will boost security and also help ease coordinated management of the sector," said Mr Odire.