LEGISLATIVE ACTION PLAN

Reassembly of the parliamentary forum for road safety (PAFROS)

Road safety is a significant and growing burden in Uganda, with the daily press reporting ever increasing numbers of deaths on the country’s roads. However, the issue is not getting sufficient attention and traction. One of the key actors in generating action is the Legislature (Parliament). The project action plan is based on a gap analysis of the current traffic and road safety act as well as best practice with regards to road design, construction and maintenance. It thus seeks to address legislative action: policy development, enactment and implementation and evaluation. The legislative action plan will address road safety management in a sustainable and institutionalised manner addressing challenges such as stimulating debate in parliament and society on the urgent nature of action on road safety, the lack of requisite funding needed for road safety improvement across the United Nations Decade of Action Pillars and catalyze the action to combat this growing epidemic.

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Targets for legislative action plan

▪ Establishment of the “PARLIAMENTARY FORUM FOR ROAD SAFETY” (PAFROS)
▪ Implementation of a “ROAD SAFETY LEGISLATIVE ACTION PLAN” for PAFROS
▪ Support from the Global Road Safety Facility- World Bank.
▪ Multi- Sector implementation, collaborating with the NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY COUNCIL (NRSC)
▪ Objective is to address cross sector legislative gaps for road safety improvement.
▪ Media Training.

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