SGS Uganda early this week opened its sixth vehicle inspection station in Uganda.
The company officials said facility that is in Gulu, on Kampala – Gulu road, about 5 kilometres from Gulu town, will be used to inspect all types of vehicles.
In March 2015, Uganda’s Ministry of Works and Transport awarded SGS an exclusive contract to carry out vehicle inspections countrywide on its behalf.
The vehicle inspection exercise is carried out under “Safe Drive Uganda” – a road safety measure intended to ensure vehicle roadworthiness and reduce carnage on Ugandan roads.
The Gulu Station is the sixth of seven fixed vehicle inspection test stations around the country.
The first vehicle inspection station in Kawanda started operations on November 28, 2016. A mobile inspection station was set up at Namboole Stadium parking lot in February 2017, the second fixed inspection station in Nabbingo on Masaka road was inaugurated on May 3 2017.
The third inspection station in Namulanda on Entebbe Road was opened on May 31 2017, the fourth inspection station in Mbale was opened in September 2017 and the fifth inspection station was opened in Mbarara in January 2018.
Since the mandatory exercise began, nearly 35,000 cars have been inspected at the three stations.
SGS conducts almost 44 million vehicle inspections worldwide for both emissions and roadworthiness.