CoST Uganda takes Infrastructure Transparency to Parliament!

On 14th November 2019, the CoST Uganda Multi-Stakeholder Group members were pleased to appear before the Physical Infrastructure Committee of Parliament to establish a formal relationship with the committee; share CoST Uganda findings and policy recommendations from the 2nd Assurance Report, and the recent survey

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Should governments “commission” incomplete projects?

Should projects be “commissioned” so that the “Powers that be” should unveil to the public, take snapshots; enjoy the lighting, rides and etcetera on “risky incomplete infrastructure” There is not much scholarly or practical literature regarding this topic. In this article, I take the bother

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More districts increase budget for Infrastructure Monitoring

During the training, the Arua District Integrity Promotion Forum members explained the challenges limiting infrastructure transparency and monitoring as follows: The district is affected by budget constraints for monitoring but advised to combine departmental monitoring for the DIPF until the new circular for budgeting is

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Mwiri access road comes at a huge cost on local citizens!

At the centenary celebrations held in 2011, the old students of the Busoga College, Mwiri school asked President Yoweri Museveni, who had presided over as the chief guest, to help pave the road, this presidential pledge was realized in July 2018 and the work should

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Infrastructure – Ugandans feel ignored

A recent study carried out by CoST, the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative, Multi-Stakeholder Group initiative, has revealed that Ugandans are increasingly getting concerned with the inadequate consultations especially on centrally planned public infrastructure projects, public works disrupting businesses and in some cases leading to loss of

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CoST Uganda releases national survey findings

As part the global efforts to promote transparency and accountability in the infrastructure sector, CoST – the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative undertakes studies to inform its advocacy work in the infrastructure sector. CoST Uganda commissioned this study in October 2018. The study aimed to identify key

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CoST Uganda commissions third Assurance Process on 14 national projects

The existing relationship between CoST and the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) has made it possible for CoST to access 14 projects to undergo the 3rd assurance process as this was one of the recommendations that were made in the 2nd

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Infrastructure Transparency goes to the youth

The CoST social accountability approach has become an eye opener for most stakeholders including the youth in higher institutions of learning. This was depicted from the recent training carried out at Kyambogo University in Kampala to engage the youth in transparency efforts through training on

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Local Governments in Uganda embrace Infrastructure Transparency through the CoST IMT

The CoST Infrastructure Monitoring Tool (IMT) has become an essential tool for local governments as most of the district works committees, technocrats (Heads of Departments) and councilors whose role is to deliver better value infrastructure, monitor government projects testify of its usefulness. Some of the

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We shall forever be indebted to CoST – Uganda, Chief Administrative Officer, Wakiso

“CoST Uganda helped us to open our eyes to the needs of our communities, stakeholders and partners. Before CoST came to Wakiso, we were looking for avenues to best deliver on our services to the residents of Wakiso, we were making headway in a number

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