Iringa — CHAIRMAN of Iringa Road Safety Committee, Salim Asas has dished out 6m/- to bodaboda operators' savings and credit association in a bid to improve their economic status.
Apart from the money, he has also honoured his pledge to pay for them an annual rent for their office premises and office furniture including two computers.
The donation comes after the riders also received four Sanlag motorbikes worth 8m/- for community police security enforcement measures. Chairperson of the association, Mwambope Joseph thanked Asas for the support which he said will help improve their economic status.
"We are happy for the support, through his assistance we also received training on road safety rules and measures so as to make us best riders for our safety and that of our passengers," he said.
He added that the savings and credit society will help members to buy their own motorbikes and get away with dependence on employers.
Joseph said that Asas is also funding a special competition whereas in every six months, a best rider in terms of observing road safety measures is awarded.
Mr Asas said the support is aimed at giving a helping hand to bodaboda operators in the region so that they work together in reducing road accidents.