CoST Infrastructure Data Standard provides for 40 proactive disclosure data points, Ugandan laws and policies provide for 12 data points, but of these, only 20% is currently being disclosed. This is attributed to the lack of a legal framework for disclosure of infrastructure data, lack of tools and standards for disclosure and the general perception of public officials on open data.
The policy guidelines for the works and transport sector classifications have not been reviewed for some years (the last review was 2005), and thus have no provisions for how much and what information should be disclosed by entities; Government should put in place a mechanism through Ministry of Works and Transport to review sector guidelines to new national settings and international standards. The Ministry of Works and Transport by law plays an oversight role. It oversees the development of public infrastructure by setting standards, guidelines and procedure for infrastructure projects in Uganda.
The same Ministry is mandated to oversee by supervising all infrastructure projects in the country, at least each District Local Govern¬ment should have a representative from the Ministry to support this function; by this, therefore, Government through Parliament should cause the provision of supervisory services of all infrastructure developments in the country up to the local level as well as increase the supervisory budget for the Ministry of Works to inform this function.
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 have been concluded in January 2019, but have stretched on since then, with the new end date being October 25, 2019, a time overrun provided for in the contract. The new road has exacerbated the challenges that come with high elevation, rocky grounds and high rainfall. Read more via this link; https://www.cost.or.ug/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Facts-about-Busoga-College-Mwiri-Access-Road.pdf
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
Ugandans are concerned with the inadequate consultations especially on centrally planned public infrastructure projects; public works disrupting businesses and in some cases leading to loss of lives and destruction of property that is in often cases not compensated for; poor garbage management, inadequate disclosure on
CoST Bridging the infrastructure transparency gap in Uganda, publication in the Ministry of Works and Transport 2018 Sector Handbook
Minister of Works and Transport 26th July 2017 CoST event to launch the Scoping Study and validate findings from the 1st Assurance Report.
ADDRESSING GAPS IDENTIFIED DURING THE L.G PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTBY THE OPM (1)
CoST Uganda Infrastructure Monitoring Tool IMT CoST Uganda Multi-Stakeholder Group is privileged to present to the nation an infrastructure transparency monitoring pathway abridged from the CoST Infrastructure Data Standard. The development of this tool has been an all-inclusive process; various stakeholders from government, private
TORs for Citizens Survey on Infrastructure Transparency – CoST Uganda Re-advertised
Consultancy to conduct a survey on citizens’ needs on infrastructure transparency and collect feedback from the Scoping Study deadline for expressions of interest is 24th May 2018 at 5:00pm EAT.