The boda boda sub-sector has grown in leaps and bounds for over a decade now, providing employment opportunities, a source of livelihood and economic empowerment, especially for the youth who rakes millions of shillings daily to the economy.
This morning, Transnzoia County second Governor George Natembeya has held talks with the Bodaboda leadership drawn from all stages in Kitale town in a bid to note some of the main challenges which are threats to the sector.
*Bodaboda sector is one of the fast growing sectors in the world which is currently offering thousands of jobs to people across the globe.*
*Hon Maurice Bisau Kakai the incoming member of Parliament Kiminini constituency is committed to transform the sector and he has great plans for individuals who have ventured and those who are interested in venturing this fast growing sector.* *He will transform the sector through the following ways;*
*1.He will ensure individuals interested in venturing into the Bobaboda sector are able to get interest free loans to help them raise capital.*
*2.He will ensure the Bodaboda operators have a conducive working environment by maintaining standard road networks by upgrading them into bitumen and ensuring bridges are passable.*
*3.He will ensure all Bodaboda riders are subjected to sufficient training on their safety to curb increasing cases of motorbikes related accidents.*
*4.In collaboration with foreign organizations,he will ensure Kiminini constituency has a motorcycle assembling plant that will offer affordable motorbikes to Kiminini constituency residents.*
The Second Governor noted that Saccos and other formal, organized entities are the best avenue for partnering bodaboda with the county government in advancing the foregoing agenda since they act as an effective platform for mobilization, capacity building, licensing and regulation. This will also create a sense of youth ownership of the reform process which the second Governor will bring on board after taking over the County Leadership.
Empowering the youth will also ensures they do not fall prey to political manipulation especially during elections when boda bodas are used by unscrupulous politicians to cause mayhem and commit acts of violence against fellow citizens.
Afterwards, the second Governor launched Website which will be used by the residents to get information and the activities of the campaign trails.