The purpose of this NAMA is to improve the efficiency of public transport, by moving commuters from private vehicles to public transportation to address both traffic and pollution problems. The NAMA will reduce transport emissions in the Kampala metropolitan region from a business as usual baseline.
Kampala is expected to experience rapid population growth over the next 15 years, which will be accompanied by high levels of urbanization and motorization. Kampala lacks an integrated and affordable public transport system, with most public transport trips taken by 14-seat minibuses (matatus). This NAMA will assist Uganda in planning, developing and financing a coordinated urban transportation system around design of routes, linkage between the BRT routes and other modes of transport, facilities and resources to increase ridership, operational mechanisms of efficiency such as scheduling, on time repairs, maintenance, buses, pricing, park and ride facilities.
The activities of the NAMA include building 9 routes of the BRT, non-motorised transport (NMT) routes linked to the bus routes, park and ride facilities, programming and scheduling buses along the routes, and ensuring systems for operational efficiency.