At the final reporting event SRPOST demonstrated the features of the system explaining how it can contribute to relieving traffic congestion and improving safety in the city. WeGO’s Secretary General Kyong-yul Lee delivered his congratulatory remarks in a video message, and Kampala Capital City Authority’s (KCCA) Acting Executive Director Samuel Sserunkuuma expressed his support for the project as well. The final reporting was followed by a training session designed to train local personnel in charge to use the system for the trial period of one year.
WeGO also conducted side meetings with several locally-based international organizations such as the World Bank, East African Development Bank, and Korea International Cooperation Agency, to explore possible ways of moving forward the initiated project. Additionally, a meeting with Uganda’s national agency responsible for IT industry and smart city development – also a member of WeGO – was conducted to seek their support for implementing the project on the city-wide scale.
In 2019, Bharatpur Metropolitan City was also selected to receive a sponsored consultancy service to support their efforts of deploying a smart parking system in their city. The city and SRPOST are currently discussing the possibility of initiating a pilot project in the Bharatpur Airport parking lot, which could possibly expand to other parking facilities around the city.
Calls for proposals for the 2020 edition of the F/S will be announced by early February.