Transaid, GIZ* and Safe Way Right Way officially launch the Professional Driver Training – Uganda (PDTU) project

Group photo Photocredits (Transaid)

Group photo Photocredits (Transaid)

The Professional Driver Training – Uganda project aims to build the capacity of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and passenger service vehicle (PSV) driver training in Uganda in cooperation with transport industry partners. This enhanced capacity will increase the employment of Ugandan drivers in the transport sector and improve road safety in Uganda.

The PDTU project was officially launched on 6th of July 2017 by the Hon. Aggrey Henry Bagiire Ugandan Minister of State for Transport, in the presence of a number of distinguished guests. The project will build the skills of at least 12 local trainers who in turn will be able to train drivers to a level in accordance with the East African Community standardised curriculum for drivers of large commercial vehicles. In addition, a new training facility will be established to offer HGV and PSV driver and trainer training.

Three existing local driving schools will also be offered support to strengthen and maintain the quality of their training as well as improved access to training vehicles. At least 800 new and existing HGV and PSV drivers will be trained as part of the project which will contribute to raising driving standards on Uganda’s roads. This will in turn enhance the employability Ugandan drivers in a sector which anticipates a growing demand for skilled and knowledgeable workforce in years to come.

The project is part of GIZ’s Employment and Skills for Eastern Africa Programme (E4D/SOGA), implemented by Transaid and Safe Way Right Way in partnership with industry partners, and in partnership with the Ugandan Government and the private sector. It is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).

*Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

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