By Kampala Post Reporter
KAMPALA. Police have officially launched the sport motorbike registration process all over Kampala and its surroundings.
The registration follows the heinous acts committed by criminals allegedly moving on motorcycles prompting an issuance of a directive for all sport motorbikes to be registered all over the country beginning with Kampala Metropolitan Policing Area.
The registration of riders in Kampala began Wednesday at the Constitutional Square and is set to last for a week depending on the turn-up. The riders have however asked police for an extension of the registration period to at least a month so as to allow all their colleagues register.
Kampala Metropolitan Traffic Police Commander SSP Norman Musinga says they will record registration number, chassis number, engine number, insurance policy and a few other items that riders ought to present before being registered.
He adds that the information shall be stored in an electronic database for record purposes.
"I have officially launched the registration process of sport bikes and demonstrated the process to various Regional Traffic Officers and Divisional Traffic Officers. Various forms have been designed, information shall be captured, fed into our database and those registered shall be issued with a clearance form signed by their area DPC. All this is being done so that in future if there is an operation that clearance form will be of great help," Musinga said.
Mr. Morrison Sseruyange the Spokesman of Central Riders Association an association that brings together over 100,000 riders assured police that they would heed to the registration directive as a way of showing their support in fighting crime in the country.
“We urge all riders to register so as to show the public that we are law abiding citizens who are ready to cooperate with security agencies so as to fight criminality,” Sseruyange said.
The registration comes after days when gunmen riding on a motor cycle shot dead former Buyende District and Old Kampala Police Commander Muhammad Kirumira.
On Saturday, Kirumira was killed as he was approaching his gate in Bulenga, Wakiso District
Other high profile people such as former Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga, former police Spokesman, Andrew Felix Kaweesi, Sheik Maj. Mohammed Kiggundu, former Senior Principal State Attorney Joan Kagezi among others were also killed by assailants riding on motorcycles.