January 22, 2020 9:03 am
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Hon. Minister of Works and Transport's key note address at the Launch of the 3rd Assurance Report, 22nd January 2020, Kampala
Infrastructure projects are critical to national development and this explains why a significant proportion of government expenditure is dedicated to key projects such as roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, hydro-electric power dams, and railway. Yet, the design and execution of these projects quite often is faced with serious challenges like mistrust, secrecy, inefficiency, and corruption all of which undermine performance and value for money.
"My Ministry will seek to build a strong foundation for sustainable benefits from CoST by promoting the newly globally launched Open Contracting for Infrastructure Data Standard (OC4IDS). My Ministry will work with PPDA and other line agencies to ensure that this standard is mainstreamed within our systems for infrastructure transparency" Said the Minister of Works and Transport, and CoST Uganda Champion.
The Ministry of Works and Transport has championed the Work of CoST in Uganda since February 2017 carrying forward from its agency, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) who lead the application to join CoST in 2013, 7 years ago. We are grateful for the support and guardianship the Ministry has given to CoST Uganda and look forward to action on findings, observations, and comments from CoST reports.