The Engineering Directorate Held its 3rd review meeting on the 16th of June, 2022. The meeting brought together officers from the four departments under the directorate; The Departments of Construction Standards and Quality Management, Public Structures, Roads and Bridges and Mechanical Engineering Services.
The meeting was officially opened by the State Minister for Works, Hon. Musa Ecweru who represented the Minister of Works and Transport. The Minister emphasized the Engineering Directorate’s great role in ensuring the success of the Parish development model especially since it had a Division that is charged with the responsibility of ensuring interconnectivity at the grass root levels.
The Director of Engineering Works, Eng. Samson Bagonza stressed the importance of holding the review meeting bi-annually as the review provides for work performance improvement and devising ways and means for timely mitigation of constraints and challenges.
As part of the recommendations arrived at, the meeting resolved to look more into research and innovation in close collaboration with institutions of learning. The meeting reported that currently, technologies such as road Rapid, Cobblestone and Probase are being piloted with a view of ascertaining if they are applicable in the Ugandan context for low volume roads.
It was also highly recommended that going forward, the Ministry works with stakeholders to green the road corridors across the country.