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Bodaboda Operators Urged to Form Coops to Access Loans

June 23, 2014

Daily News Reporter

OPERATORS of commuter motorbikes have been urged to form Savings and Credit Cooperatives Societies (SACCOS) to enhance their operations, including having access to financial services.

The call was made over the weekend by the Dar es Salaam Special Zone Police Commander, Suleiman Kova, during the launch of the new motorcycle 125cc Hero Dawn in the Tanzanian market.

Commander Kova said for motorbike operators popularly known as 'bodaboda,' it would be easy to be trusted if they join together and form co-operative groups. I am ready to work closely with motorcyclists in order to show the public that this is also a decent job.

This is not the business of criminals and deserves public trust," he said. Earlier, the Managing Director of the Astarc Company Ltd, an agent firm of Hero MotorCorp of India, Mr Sameer Musale, said Hero Dawn 125cc would enable motorcyclists to achieve economic goals.

He said that motorcycles Hero Dawn 125cc with new technology would enable the user to drive over 65 kms using one litre of petrol.

"Hero Dawn 125cc is designed for the needs of Tanzanians and our goals is to increase the number of employment for young people in Tanzania," he said.

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Source: AllAfrica

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