By Kabuye Ronald
In a bid to eliminate inefficiencies in planning and ensure effective monitoring of infrastructure contracts, a new online Infrastructure Monitoring Tool (E-IMT) has been developed and launched to assist in timely gathering of project and contract information.
This initiative has been developed by CoST Uganda, a UK based charity organization with a Uganda chapter, championed by Ministry of Works and Transport.
The system will help in identifying any areas of improvement and simplify instant development of the monitoring report that helps in making informed and real time decisions on projects under implementation.
During the launch of the E-IMT and commissioning of the 4th Assurance Process held in Kampala, the Minister of State for Works and transport Dr. Peter Lokeris, revealed that, the online tool will enhance stability in information access.
He said that the tool will also give useful feedback to Government, help citizens understand government activities, build trust in government agencies and other stakeholders thus urging the public to embrace the tool and upload contract information into the online portal.
In the same way, the Senior Regional Manager-Africa, CoST International, Gilbert Ssendugwa, revealed that the survey conducted by CoST in 2017, indicated that citizens don’t trust government especially in infrastructure projects adding that the E-IMT will enable public agencies to upload information on projects and update it any time and any interested party can easily access it.
How E-IMT works.
1- one is added onto the system as a user by sending an email to the system manager via firstname.lastname@example.org
2- you will then receive a confirmation email with login instructions.
3- you will be prompted to login with email and password given by the system manager.
4- Once you’re logged in, you have the option of either adding a project that you want to monitor, navigate through the question and checklists to help you know what to monitor.
5- conduct actual monitor, review and submit monitoring report
6- Review, approve and print monitoring report.