Current Members of Civil Society on Transport (CISCOT)

The civil society coalition on transport in Uganda [CISCOT] aims to contribute to an efficient, effective and safe transport system. The current members are:
  Amalagamated Transport and General Workers Union (ATGWU)
  Automobile Association of Uganda (AAU)
  Automobile Association of Uganda (AAU)
  Commonwealth People's Association of Uganda (CPAUG)
  Community Restoration Initiative Project (CRIP)
  Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Association (DENIVA)
  East Africa Center for International Relations and Foreign Policy Studies (EACIRFPS)
  Father's Heart Mobility Ministry
  First African Bicycle Information Organisation (FABIO)
  Global Helmet Vaccine Initiative (GHVI)
  Hope for Victims Traffic Accidents (HOVITA)
  Injury Control Center Uganda (ICCU)
  Parental Roles in Values Empowerment (PROVE)
  Sustainable Urban Development Association-Uganda (SUDA)
  Teens Uganda
  Transparancy International Uganda
  Uganda Bus Drivers and Allied Association (UBDA)
  Uganda Clearing Industry and Forwarding Association(UCIFA)
  Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational and Occupational Health (UNACOH)
  Uganda National Passengers Rights Protection Association (UNAPRPA)
  Uganda Road Accident Reduction Network Organisation (URRENO)
  Uganda Road Sector Support Initiative (URSSI)
  Uganda Taxi Operators and Drivers Association (UTODA)
  Women Foundation for the Transport Sector (WOFTS)
  Yes We Can Alliance

The Infrastructure sector consumes huge public funds, but complex road and other transport projects are generally seen as a 'no go area' for CSO' and the citizens. Access to information remains limited often due to the centralised management of these projects. Weak citizen participation opens the way to potential corruption, inefficient use of the funds and poor service delivery.

CISCOT was formed to empower citizens in Uganda to participate fully in governance of the transport through collective civil society action.

Prioritising Roads

Transport in Uganda includes, rail, water and air, but road is by far the dominant transport mode in the country, carrying over 95 pecent of passenger and freight traffic. Both the National Development Plan and Uganda Vision 2040 have prioritised road transport.

Despite substantial investment over the past decade, the ongoing increase in traffic significantly exceeeds the expansion of the road network. Maintenance is also inadequate, leading to deterioration of existing roads, and road safety is a serious and growing concern.

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