Government has finally kicked off the electronic number plate project as one of the ways to help fight crime in the country.
Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga on Monday said that police regions through divisions and districts have been mapped out to ease the work of registering the boda bodas throughout the country.
The exercise began two months ago as part of security-enhancing mechanism ans to ease crime-curbing in the city.
Riders are required to present their national IDs, particulars of places of residence, particulars of the motorcycle and supporting documents.
The cyclists are also required to give details of the stages where they operate from.
Fred Enanga, Police Spokesperson said 150,000 boda bodas have been registered and that’s in more than one place.
The wave has seen a number of people including AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, Joan Kagezi, Col.Ibrahim Abiriga, Muhammad Kirumira and Maj.Muhammad Kiggundu killed by unknown assailants.
The Police director in charge of criminal investigations, AIGP Grace Akullo recently attributed the killings to increased number boda bodas in the country and advancement in technology.
The CCTV cameras with special features that make them able to read number plates will be much at work here that in case a crime is committed, security will just check footage for the motorcycles that were in the vicinity at that particular time and search for details of the owner, rider and stage where motorcycle can be easily got.