RAG AFRICA meets in Kampala, Uganda

RAG AFRICA meets in Kampala, Uganda

Kampala-from-Old-Mosque2The upcoming Regional Meeting for Africa is taking place in Kampala, Uganda the 20th and 21st November 2017, at the Lake Victoria Serena Resort.

Challenges with regard to road safety in Africa are enormous, and there has been a large proportion of infra-structure spending from the development banks going to road infra-structure and some road safety initiatives.  There has not been enough focus on safer vehicles or vehicle inspection controls.

The purpose of this meeting is to gather role players with an interest in vehicle inspection and road safety on the African continent, and share an engagement on the following topics:

  • Best practices from African countries who have succeeded in implementing inspection controls;
  • Best practices exchange from other parts of the world;
  • CITA Recommendations recently approved at the CITA Conference in Croatia;
    • White paper on implementing PTI / Vehicle inspection schemes;
    • White paper on Port of Entry Inspections;
  • Vehicle testing equipment innovations;
  • Software for vehicle testing stations;
  • Feedback on the World Bank projects in Africa;
  • Feedback on the Safer Africa project;
  • Technical visit to an SGS station.

SGS Uganda is kindly hosting the meeting.

This meeting presents the opportunity to learn from others, and from being exposed to new technology, as well as providing a networking opportunity to engage with other role players in the industry.  The CITA Secretariat will be present, and we have also invited representatives of the Ministry of Works and Transport from the surrounding countries, who have been invited.


With regard to travel, it is advised to arrive on Sunday the 19th and depart on the evening of the 21st or on the 22nd November.  Hotel recommended is the meeting venue Lake Victoria Serena Resort. You can book your room through this email address: reservationslvsr@serena.co.ug

Other recommended hotels are City Blue Hotel Kampala or the Protea Hotel Kampala.

In case you need to apply for visa to travel to Uganda, please see the following link: http://www.gou.go.ug/content/requirements-entry-uganda or the webpage of the Embassy of Uganda in your country.

Please, contact the CITA Secretariat (secretariat@citainsp.org) to obtain the detailed coordinates of the hosting organization to fill the visa application. Uganda gives Visa at port of entry valid for 31days as well, this is an alternative if you fail to acquire one from your country of origin.

Should you want to present a paper during the event, you are kindly required to fill this form.

You can find here the form to register in the event.


 

About Uganda:

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos. Uganda has a population of 35.6 million people. The nation’s capital is Kampala, and the currency is the Ugandan shilling.  Official languages are English and Swahili.  Visitors to Kampala fly into Entebbe International Airport.  From all accounts, the country has a thriving used car sales business, and it will be interesting to learn about the vehicle inspection controls in Uganda.

Source: BBC World

 

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