By Amon Baita
Vehicle inspection company SGS Uganda yesterday extended support in form of fencing materials to Nauyo Primary school in Mbale, in a bid to boost security of the school.
The company says the support was part of their Corporate social responsibility campaign.
The School officials, led by Headmaster – Mr. Khaukha Francis, received the donation from SGS Mbale Station Manager, Luka Mukwana at a handover ceremony at the school premises.
“At SGS Uganda, we give our Station Managers control over the CSR initiatives in areas surrounding our stations because they are best placed to identify the needs of the local communities we operate in,” said Saidi Alikwani, the SGS Human Resource Manager.
SGS Mbale Vehicle Inspection station that is in Bugema, on Tororo – Mbale road, about 3 kilometers from Mbale town, was opened in Mbale on 11th September 2017 and inspects 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 road worthiness and reduce carnage on Ugandan roads.
This mandatory exercise is aimed at improving road safety by compelling motor vehicle owners and drivers to use safe and well-maintained vehicles. SGS conducts almost 44 million vehicle inspections worldwide for both emissions and roadworthiness.