Boda Boda cyclists in Kampala have warned local musician-cum-politician, Daniel Kyeyune Kazibwe aka Ragga Dee to get out of boda boda business and issues.
The cyclists expressed their damning sentiments about Ragga Dee in a meeting called by Kampala Minister Beti Kamya on Saturday to give updates on streamlining the boda boda industry. The meeting took place today at the Office of the President in Kampala.
The cyclists were stunned when Ragga Dee was introduced as “Presidential Advisor on Boda Boda issues.” However, Ragga Dee later clarified that he works with Gen Salim Saleh in Operation Wealth Creation (OWC).
Kamya used Ragga Dee to mobilise leaders of boda boda associations in Kampala because he had earlier taken them to meet General Salim Saleh. A section of the cyclists, however, accused Ragga Dee of favouritism, saying he declined to invite some association leaders.
They likened Ragga Dee to Abdulla Kitatta, leader of Boda Boda 2010, who is currently incarcerated at Makindye Military Barracks and facing charges of unlawful possession of firearms and military stores in the Army Court.
Katabila Sadat, one of the boda boda cyclists argued that Kitatta ventured into boda boda issues the same way Ragga Dee is doing now. He said boda boda cyclists don’t know and don’t accept Ragga Dee in their affairs. He dared Ragga Dee to table his appointment as presidential advisor on boda boda issues.
Kabanguka Johh, another boda boda cyclist said Ragga Dee has been brought to intimidate and torture them like Kitatta. Like Kitatta, he said Ragga Dee has ventured into the affairs of boda boda cyclists claiming he has been sent by the president.
But Ragga Dee defended himself saying he isn’t an angel to call all boda boda cyclists in Uganda. He claims that he’s being witch-hunted by cyclists with briefcase associations who don’t want the minister to deal directly with boda boda stage chairpersons.
He wondered why they went to meet General Salim Saleh when he called them but now don’t want him to call them for a meeting with Minister Beti Kamya. Ragga Dee said he has been meeting them coordinating OWC activities in all divisions of Kampala.