National Development Plan: The NAMA responds to Objective 4 – Promotion of Energy Efficiency in the Energy sector, which is considered one of the Complementary Sectors in the National Development Plan. This NAMA will operationalize the draft Transportation policy that recognizes the importation of old vehicles into the country as a concern for pollution and long-term reduction in value for money. The NAMA also relates directly to the National Transport policy and the Non-Motorized Transport Policy, both of which have strategies for nationwide improvement of sustainable transportation. This NAMA is in line with the Energy Policy of Uganda (2002), the Renewable Energy Policy of Uganda (2007), the Energy Efficiency Strategy and Plan 2009.
Links to Climate Change Policy: The NAMA supports Policy Priority No 9 – Energy, which seeks to promote sustainable energy access and utilisation as a means of sustainable development in the face of uncertainties of climate change. This NAMA also links with the climate change policy transport sector strategies particularly the promotion of modes of transport that take GHG emission reduction into account.
This NAMA is closely linked to the Periodic Vehicle Maintenance NAMA
Other relevant Policies:
- Energy Policy for Uganda, 2002
- Recognizes the significant potential for energy efficiency in the transport sector
- Renewable Energy Policy of Uganda, 2007
- Energy Efficiency Strategy and Plan, 2009
- Draft Transportation policy
- Recognizes the importation of old vehicles into the country as a concern for pollution and long-term reduction in value for money.
- Uganda National Climate Change Policy, 2013
Specific strategies for the transport sector include: i) Promote and encourage reduction of greenhouse emissions from the transport sector; and ii) Establish national standards for emissions and implement strict vehicular emissions standards in tandem with measures to gradually phase out old, inefficient motor vehicles, while encouraging the importation of efficient ones.