Factors affecting the use of boda-bodas as public means of transport: a case study of Kawempe division
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The topic under study was an assessment on factors affecting use of boda-bodas as public means of transport in a case study of Kawempe Division. Data was collected using questionnaires, interviews, and observations method. SPSS was used for data analysis and interpretation. The sample size of 92 students was selected using simple random sampling. Majority of the respondents were seen to reside in the urban areas 90.22 % and 9.78 %were seen to reside in rural areas and majority of the respondents 92.39% agreed they used boda-bodas as public means of transport. The non-parametric chi-squared test statistics was used to test the relationship between Use of boda-bodas as public means and different variables. The hypotheses were tested at 95% significance and results showed the following chi-square values for the different factors affecting use of boda-bodas; (22.771) transport costs of using bodas as public means, (3.77) Efficiency, (0.288) One’s safety, (0.142) flexibility, (0.427) versatility and all variables showed there is a significant relationship between them and use of boda-bodas as public means of transport. Therefore, based on the findings the government can intervene in the boda-boda industry through generating policies that could enable efficiency in services rendered to customers and ensure safety of the boda-boda through sensitization.