National
Boda-boda riders tipped on First Aid, road safety
Publish Date: Aug 11, 2014
Boda-boda riders tipped on First Aid, road safety
Boda-boda riders demonstrate First Aid the skills in a mock accident after training by Uganda Red Cross Society. PHOTO/Francis Emorut
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Francis Emorut

Over 50 boda-boda riders have been trained by Uganda Red Cross Society (URSC) on First Aid and road safety
.

The cylists were awarded certificates as the humanitarian organization celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Mayor’s Gardens in Entebbe.

The boda-boda riders demonstrated professional skills in First Aid during a mock exercise of an accident scene to rescue injured victims and giving them the First Aid before the celebrants.

Minister of relief and disaster preparedness Hillary Onek (centre), MP Stephen Tashoba (right) and Moses Kibirige of Bakanya Group share a light moment during the celebrations to mark 50 years of Uganda Redcross Society at the Mayor's gardens in Entebbe. Photos/Francis Emorut


The relief and disaster preparedness minister, Hillary Onek and MP Stephen Tashoba, the board chairman of the agency presided over the function.

Onek commended the organization for equipping the boda-boda riders with skills on First Aid and road safety.

The Police have often rounded the motorcyclists for breaking traffic regulations and for causing accidents as their number ranks high in health facilities across the country.

People donating blood during the celebrations to mark 50 years of Uganda Red Cross Society at Mayor's garden in Entebbe.

The minister was the chief guest of the humanitarian organization celebrations that drew people of different walks of life including the chief of United Nations Support Base Entebbe, Sebastian Laplanche, teachers, nurses, pupils and residents of the area.

The boda-boda riders underwent a one-month training in basic First Aid and road safety.

James Lukyamuzi the boda-boda riders' leader said the training had benefited them a lot and they were going to put in practice what they had learnt.

Onek hailed the humanitarian body for doing government job of disaster and emergency responses especially walk to work demonstration that rocked the city.

“As most of you know Red Cross plays a critical role in supporting government response to disasters around the country,” Onek said.

He urged the organization to engage lawmakers to pass proposed laws such as tax exemption, amending the Red Cross Act to suite the current times and Good Samaritan Law.

He pledged that his ministry will ensure that amendment is expedited and proposed legislation is passed.

Ken Odur, the interim secretary general of Uganda Red Cross, thanked government for the support and conducive environment that enables them to perform the humanitarian activity.

Boda-boda riders who were trained by Uganda Red Cross Society on First Aid and road safety.
.

The celebrations held under the theme “50 years of Service Volunteering for Humanity” took place at the Mayors Gardens in Entebbe.

Blood donation and HIV/AIDS testing and counseling were carried out as well as a variety of items were exhibited.

Tashobya, the board chairman said the organization does humanitarian work and development and deserves funding from the government.

He asked government to include the organization in the annual national budgets.
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Makerere students charged with murder
Three students of Makerere University have been charged with the murder of a former student of the university, David Otim Ojok....
Masaka to host Chinese investors
The eight districts that makeup greater Masaka are expecting a delegation of Chinese investors in mid-May to foster mutual relations and promote joint trade links....
Museveni: Al-Shabaab already defeated
President Yoweri Museveni analyses the al-Shabaab war in Somalia and says the al-Shabaab force is already defeated....
CSOs want boda-boda riders to pay sh300,000  tax
In order to raise revenue for the government civil society organizations have proposed a tax slap in form of license fee on boda-boda riders to a tune of sh300, 000, per-annum...
Harriet Kisakye burial for Monday
Local female musician Harriet Kisakye who died at the International Hospital Kampala (IHK) on Saturday is to be buried at Bunamwaya Catholic Church on Monday...
Kumi woos residents with
Kumi district has introduced a strategy called moonlight testing which allows residents to test for HIV/ AIDS at night....
Do you support KCCA'S move to return city communter buses?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter