The facility is located on Masaka road about 19 kilometers from the capital city, to the southwest of Kampala. Light vehicles, such as private cars, minivans and motorcycles, will be inspected there.
In March 2015, Uganda’s Ministry of Works and Transport awarded SGS an exclusive contract to carry out vehicle inspections countrywide on its behalf. The vehicle inspection exercise is carried out under “Safe Drive Uganda” – a road safety measure intended to ensure vehicle roadworthiness and reduce carnage on Ugandan roads.
This mandatory exercise is aimed at improving road safety by compelling motor vehicle owners and drivers to use safe and well maintained vehicles. Environmental conservation is an additional goal; vehicle emissions, one of the main sources of air pollution, will be tested.
The first vehicle inspection station in Kawanda started operations on November 28, 2016. A mobile inspection station was set up at Namboole Stadium parking lot in February 2017. Since the mandatory exercise began, 10,000 cars have been inspected at the two stations.
Five other fixed test stations are under construction around the country – in Namulanda (Entebbe Road), Namanve (Jinja Road), Mbarara, Gulu and Mbale. In addition, three mobile stations will cover several upcountry locations with sparse vehicle population.
SGS conducts almost 44 million vehicle inspections worldwide for both emissions and roadworthiness.
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