District Road Equipment Operators’ Skills Enhanced

Participated actively in the manual aspects of mechanics, operating the actual equipment.

49 Mechanical foremen from 6 Districts have undergone a 2 weeks hands on manual training on the proper utilization and maintenance of road construction equipment that was carried out in Wobulenzi, Luwero District. The training commenced on the 22nd of March, 2023 and concluded on Tuesday 4th April, 2023.

The participating Districts included, Amolatar, Kaberamaido, Koboko, Mayuge, Nakaseke, Lango Community and Luwero District. The training was the first skills enhancement to take place after the extended break following the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The Ministry’s Division charged with the mandate of training has been receiving too many requests for training opportunities.

The training Coordinator, Assistant Commissioner Mechanical Inspection, Eng. Winnie Naluyinda, emphasized the need to have more frequent trainings with greater numbers of participants citing the overwhelming number of calls and requests received by her Division .

“There is a great need, the demand is very high with people hungry for knowledge both in the District Local Government and other communities”, explained the Training Coordinator.

The District Engineer Luwero, Eng.Patrick Zziwa was present at the ceremony to pass out the trainees and expressed gratitude on behalf of the District local government and the community.

The District Engineer commended the works of the training coordinator and gave thanks for the work that has been done in the District which included the rehabilitation and the opening up of roads in the District.

The participants were trained in the operations of machines including Motor graders, wheel loaders, water-bowsers, dump trucks, excavators-, bulldozers, back hoes and the vibro-roller. The activities that the participants engaged in included grading, bush clearing, leveling, swamp crossings, offshoots for runoff water.

The Chief Mechanical Engineer, Eng. Tony Kavuma was present at the closing ceremony where he noted that the skills that the participants had attained are key in the implementation of the Parish Development Model which will require good roads in the communities to transport the agricultural produce.

He added that the government is well aware of the current equipment inadequacy in the main zonal centers and is trying very hard to not only boost capacity but also build up the stock of the mechanical equipment.