Supported by Global Alliance for NGOs on road safety and International Road Assessment Programe ( iRAP). HOVITA implemented a pilot evidence based advocacy strategy for safer school zones project in two selected schools (St Peters Primary school Nsambya and Ntinda Primary school) in Uganda. The same strategy is being adopted in 15 other countries in Africa. We are now implementing small scale interventions that calm speed and reduce road carnage.
SAFER SCHOOL ZONE PILOT PROJECT
ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS
Throughout 2017, HOVITA carried out road safety sensitization along the Kevina-Makindye road, a road that was under construction by Abu baker Construction Company. We carried out road safety awareness in schools and communities along the roads, installed speed calming measures and sensitized the community about gender and crosscutting issues.
ROAD SURVIVORS LIVELIHOOD SKILLS
HOVITA empowerment started in April 2018. This was a fund development project aiming at empowering road accident victims in Kampala and surrounding areas such as Wakiso, Mukono, and Entebbe. HOVITA empowerment projects empowered all willing individuals that were affected by road incidents with skills that help them earn extra income and improve their livelihoods. This project is still ongoing in Makindye division with four groups of 25 members who have been trained to make liquid soap, books, beaded bags and basic financial management skills.
MOTOR THIRD PARTY INSURANCE COMPENSATION
The project implementation commenced in July 2019 and is still ongoing. This is an insurance pilot supported project being implemented by HOVITA in partnership with Ministry of Health, Uganda police and insurance Regulatory Authority. The project is being implemented in seven selected Hospitals that admit number of road crash victims. The hospitals include, Mulago, Kiruddu, Nzi hospital along Kampala-Masaka Highway, Kawolo hospital along Kampala- Jinja Highway, Nsambya Hospital, Kawempe Hospital and Naguru hospital.
GLOBAL FLEET CHAMPIONS CAMPAIGN /AWARDS
The project commenced implementation in June 2019 and the Award Dinner was held on the 31st January 2020. The project is implemented by HOVITA in Uganda supported by Brake the Road safety Charity UK. Global Fleet Champions is a not-for-profit global campaign to whose aim is to prevent road crashes and reduce pollution caused by vehicles used for work purposes.
Global Fleet Champions Awards celebrate the best safety and sustainability standards of fleets anywhere in the world, including in low- and middle-income nations. As a result of this campaign, we awarded the best fleet operator MARKH INVESTMENTS whose priority was safety. The company had moved 7 million kilometers for 3 years without fatal Accidents..
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR TRAFFIC POLICE OFFICERS IN ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION
The project was implemented to strengthen the skills of Traffic police investigators capacity in enforcement of Traffic laws, in Particular to eliminate fraudulent insurance claims that have of late increased. This project has so far trained 51 selected Traffic police officers from Kampala Metropolitan supported by Uganda Insurers Association (UIA).
UN GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGNS 2015 & 2017 IN UGANDA
With technical support from WHO Uganda HOVITA participated in the implementation of Third and Fourth Global Road Safety weeks in 2015 and 2017.