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Driver training for Uganda

[ June 30, 2014   //   ]

International development charity Transaid is expanding its Professional Driver Training Project to Uganda, after the programme successfully increased standards of commercial driver training methods in Zambia and Tanzania. The initial 12 month programme will be rolled out in Uganda, which has one of the highest road traffic fatality rates in the world 28.9 road traffic deaths per 100,000 population, compared to 3.7 in the UK.

Transaid will be working with the ‘Safe Way, Right Way’ Partnership and Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency to implement the scheme during the rest of 2014, and will begin by conducting PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicle) training of driver trainers in Kampala, followed by HGV training.