The results of the project so far
a) Implementation of quality infrastructure projects including roads such as Nabuyonga Rise and Mugisu Roads as well improved services like solid waste collection and cost effective solar energy street lighting technology.
b) Increased revenue collection.
c) More cleanliness in the city.
d) Peaceful negotiations between urban dwellers and urban managers.
e) Solar powered traffic lights on Pallisa Road has reduced accidents and disciplined road users.
What are specific, distinctive, strong elements in this project?
a) Sharing information among all urban stakeholders is absolutely necessary.
b) Conflict of interest exists between technical officers and politicians in relation to protecting their jobs and political seats hence poor service delivery standards and corruption.
c) Urban leaders tend to conflicting interests in voters/tax payers.
They should have a well defined legal position for their MDF to avoid conflicts in roles of different power centers and agree on the terms of reference
Which specific lessons, do's and don'ts would you like to share? What would be suggestions for others when preparing or implementing the project in their own city?
Fair tax assessment, maximum revenue collection and accountability.
Effective communication and dialogue between urban stakeholders.
Consultations on proposed programmes and forth coming events.
Quality work and services in line with set standards and time frame.
Action speaks louder than words when it comes to enforcing byelaws.
Regular meetings for timely identification and resolution of problems and seizure of opportunities.
Environmental conservation and solid waste recycling