Section 29 of the Traffic and Road Safety Act, 1998, Cap 361 As Amended Provides That a person shall not repair motor vehicles, trailers, or engineering plants unless he/she is in possession of a licence issued by the Chief Licensing Officer.
The Traffic and Road Safety (Licensing of Manufacturers and Garages) Regulations, 2023 Gazetted on 31st March 2023 provide for licensing of garages (vehicle repair facilities of any kind whether commercial or non-commercial) and accreditation of mechanics to ensure quality of service provision while repairing vehicles.
Accordingly, the public is informed that no person shall be permitted to operate a Garage without a licence issued by the Chief Licensing Officer.
The Ministry of Works and Transport therefore calls upon all garage owners/operators to register with the Ministry Not Later than 30th October 2023 so as to create a Database of Garages and Mechanics in the country to facilitate their subsequent accreditation and Licensing beginning 1st November 2023.
Registration forms can be accessed from the Ministry Website (www.works.go.ug/resources/publications) Or can be physically picked from the Ministry Head Office in Kampala (at former Transport Licensing Board offices) Or at any of the Regional PSV Licensing offices in Mbarara, Fort-Portal, and Mbale.
For any Inquiries, you may call the following Telephone number during office hours.
Telephone: 0772 517164 (Principal Vehicle Inspector)