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Police ban Boda Boda at Cranes match

By Vision Reporter

Added 5th October 2011 12:55 AM

POLICE has banned Boda-Boda cyclists around Mandela National Stadium, Namboole the venue of the do-or-die Uganda versus Kenya Africa Nations Cup qualifier match due this Saturday.

POLICE has banned Boda-Boda cyclists around Mandela National Stadium, Namboole the venue of the do-or-die Uganda versus Kenya Africa Nations Cup qualifier match due this Saturday.

By Swalley Kenyi

POLICE has banned Boda-Boda cyclists around Mandela National Stadium, Namboole the venue of the do-or-die Uganda versus Kenya Africa Nations Cup qualifier match due this Saturday.
 
While releasing the traffic flow plan around the stadium today, the Kampala metropolitan traffic police commander Lawrence Niwabiine said that Boda-Boda will not be allowed in the peripheries of the ultra-modern facility as a security measure.
 
Because of it efficiency to beat traffic jam, Ugandans usually abandon any other transport means and jump on Bod-Boda bikes especially when on hurry causing unruliness and thus accidents.
 
Police have previously accused the motorcyclists of causing the highest rates of traffic related accidents and thus the reason Police have banned them around the stadium.
 
Police has also implored football fans to use their private means or the public commuter vans.
 
“Boda Boda cyclists are prohibited in the roads surrounding the stadium. They are advised to drop their passengers at Kireka, Bweyogerere and Jokers Hotel,” Niwabiine said a statement.
 
According to the traffic flow plan Niwabiine released yesterday, Uganda Cranes fans will access the stadium through designated routes leading to it.
 
Motorists from Seeta, Mukono and Lugazi on Jinja Highway will divert from Bweyogerere T-junction and those that come from Mbuya, Bugolobi along Kinawataka to park at Jokers Hotel before accessing the stadium through gates nearest to the park yard. Heavy trucks will be diverted at Bweyogerere and Kireka.
 
All Ugandan will access the stadium through southern and eastern gates only while Kenyan fans have been allocated the northern gate to access the stadium.
 
VIP ticket holders will access the stadium through the Namboole flyover and park in the stadium hotel yard before accessing the stadium.
 
Meanwhile in day two of selling tickets for the match in Kampala today, there has been struggle to access the them.
Many of the selling points in around the city reportedly sold out their allocations forcing many fans to line up at others and others storming FUFA headquarters demanding for where to buy the tickets with ease.
 
However, FUFA insisted that the tickets have not sold out yet and accused some of the selling points especially in Kibuye and the city centre of hoarding the tickets.
 

Police ban Boda Boda at Cranes match

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