Stop motor inspection: parliamentary committee

Stop motor inspection: parliamentary committee    

         The parliamentary committee on physical infrastructure has recommended suspension of mandatory motor vehicle inspection by SGS for three months.

This was in a report which the chairperson of the committee Lillian Nakate seguja was presenting to parliament for adoption and ended prematurely.

This was to enable a review and renegotiation of the contract by the inspection by the ministry of works.

The committee report said that the ministry should review the cost the vehicle owners pay so as it’s affordable to all for the inspection regularly, constitute a multi-stakeholders team to cater standard and enforcement.

The committee recommends for the establishment of a master motor vehicle test centre that will ensure that the motor vehicle test results are independently verified for accuracy and reliability.

However the speaker stopped the report presentation prematurely due to absence of all the three concerned ministers in ministry of works who include Ntege Azuba ,General Edward katumba wamala and Aggrey Bagire.

 The speaker’s ruling was derived from the complaints by the mp for kasilo county Elijah Okupa and Kalungu west mp Joseph sewungu that these three ministers have been dodging this matter whenever it’s brought before parliament.

This prompted the speaker of parliament Rebecca kadaga to defer the presentation to Tuesday next week when the concerned ministers are available.

Last year the mp for mukono south Johnson muyanja senyonga  requested parliament to probe the motor vehicle inspection by SGS over the way SGS got this contract ,the high fees charged and the inadequate centres to carry out this inspection.