The social-economic effects of COVID-19 pandemic on livelihoods of commercial Boda-Boda motorists in Uganda
The social-economic effects of Covid-19 pandemic on livelihoods of commercial boda-boda motorists in the Kira Town Council, Uganda. Were investigated by the author cross-sectional research design was adapted. Four focus group discussions and 4 in-dept interviews were conducted. Covid-19 movement restrictions paused challenges to boda-boda motorists including loss of employment, their families grappled with food insecurity and they suffered violence from spouses and brutality from security agencies. Awareness creation and interventions on violence against boda-boda motorists and social protection systems and services for men who suffer violence from the public and private spheres are required.
Keywords: Covid-19 pandemic, social-economic, livelihoods, boda-boda motorists, Uganda