Uganda elects Interim Multi-Stakeholder Group

Over 60 participants from Government, the private sector and civil society recently participated at a Multi-Stakeholder Workshop in Kampala, Uganda, where the CoST Uganda Interim Multi-Stakeholder Group was elected.

At the event, each stakeholder group was able to elect three representatives to the Interim MSG. The Government participants elected the Ugandan National Roads Authority, the Directorate of Ethics and Integrity in the Office of the President and the Department of Information and National Guidance in the Office of the Prime Minister.

The private sector elected the Bus Owners Association, Conrad Engineering Works Ltd and Upland Enterprises and Construction Limited whilst Civil Society elected the Africa Freedom of Information Centre and the Youth Marshall Matrix International.

Following the workshop, the Interim MSG met to elect Nathan Byanyima of the Bus Owners Association as Chair.

CoST Policy Advisor, Bernadine Fernz said “the elections were a good example of multi-stakeholder working in practice. The Interim MSG has already entered into the spirit of cooperation and mutual recognition by developing clear governance procedures which are essential to an effective multi-stakeholder process.