Factors determining the growth of motorcycle transport in Kampala district
Nampiima, Doreen Gladys
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The purpose of this study was to establish the factors that determine the growth of motorcycle transport in Kampala district (Uganda). The objectives of the study were to establish the effect of access to finance on the growth of motorcycle transport, to determine the influence of fares charged on the growth of motorcycle transport in Kampala district, and to determine the effect of the informality of operations on the growth of motorcycle transport The study concludes that the motorcycle transport sector is growing at a faster rate as the main factors contributing to its growth are easy access to finance, the informality of the industry, and the fares charged by the motorcyclists. The study recommends that the Boda Boda's in Kampala district should all be taxed and registered to reduce their vast growth which has increased the number of road accidents in Kampala district The target population was 100 respondents; using Yamane’s formulae, the study had a sample size of 50 motorcycle riders from Kampala district. Primary data was collected using structured questionnaires to help in data collection. The data was analyzed in the STATA software where descriptive statistics such as frequency counts, charts, and percentages were used. The findings of the study were presented in figures and tables. The study found out that the easy access to finance, the informality of the Boda Boda industry, and the fares charged have made many Ugandans join the industry in Kampala district flexibility in loan repayment afforded to motorcycle riders, poor traffic regulations, transport sector regulation on compulsory training of riders, the informality of the sector, little capital in starting or running, lack of entry behavior and unemployment has made many Ugandans jump at the opportunity to purchase motorcycles and join in the business.