Rwanda Motorcycle Company (RMC) is set to start assembling Boda-Boda (motorcycles) at Kigali Special Economic Zone by end of this month. a move intended to reduce boda costs as well as exploiting the market in the region.
Boda-Boadas [Motorcycles] are a common means of transport in Uganda, Rwanda Kenya and the entire East African region for efficient and cost effectiveness.
According to McPhee Christopher, the company director, the goal is to promote ‘Made-in-Rwanda’ products by engaging local steel companies and other manufacturing companies to supply materials
All is set to start assembling motorcycles of different brands in the next two weeks. The initial investment in the assembling plant is $1.2 million but more is expected to be invested as the production grows”. Mcphee told Rwandan daily New Times last week that
“Our first target is taxi-motors which will be the largest volume, we will also target government officials and non-government organisations,” he said, noting that some of their motorcycles are good for traffic patrol.
In Uganda down 30 years of Museveni’s rule Boda-Boda’s have become a major economic source to the predominantly youthful population. All even the smallest spare part is imported from Asian countries.
Its obvious that Uganda will be the biggest market for this factory as Museveni is likely to give tax concessions to boast them,