Ugandan government sued over lockdown

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Operators say the government is acting in a discriminatory manner by allowing other businesses, particularly other public transport service providers, to re-open. PHOTO | COURTESY

Bodaboda riders under their umbrella organization the National federation of professional cyclists Network(NFPC) and four others have dragged the Ugandan government to the high court over their continued ban from carrying passengers during the ongoing partial lock down.

Through their lawyers of Anthony Wameeli and company advocates, the cyclists say the decision by government to not allow them from carrying passengers is not demonstrably, justifiably in a Democratic society and in fringes and threatens their economic right to carry out their lawful occupation trade or business.

These also accuse government of stopping them to carry passengers without giving them another alternative for their well fair.

They have now asked the court to compel government to immediately allow people engaged in the bodaboda business to carry passengers and cargo again.