Skills Uganda – Fact Sheet
Since 1986, the Government of Uganda has focused on the improvement of transport infrastructure to accelerate economic development. In 2014, the Government invested around USD 160 million to purchase a total of 1,151 road construction equipment units from Japanese companies. However, a commensurate investment in human resources to properly operate the equipment has not been made at the time, resulting in a number of machine failures caused by improper operations. Simultaneously, skilled road equipment operators are highly sought after, as this profession is not yet taught at Uganda’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions.