Coalition members of East Africa open contracting coalitions from Uganda, Rwanda and Zambia join the WACMN to also share their experience, challenges and lessons from their contract monitoring work.
TheUganda Contracts Monitoring Coalition (UCMC) consists of 22 CSOs fostering and facilitating transparency and citizen-led monitoring of public contracts in six strategic sectors: education, health, water and environment, energy and extractives, works and transport, and agriculture. The Coalition is breaking ground by introducing open contracting to Uganda
Contract monitoring by the Rwandan Coalition on Contract Monitoring involves signing of agreements between the district (Lower Local Government) and all bidders for public sector contracts. RCCM monitors through the Integrity Pact tool in three districts on 5 construction projects. The coalition is made up of 12 coaltiion members.
In Zambia a number of civil society organizations are working on road monitoring, even if a formal coalition has yet not been formalized. Zambia is implementing a project called Good Governance in Roads Project (GGRP) Monitoring that began this year and is being implemented by National Association for Medium and Small Scale Contractors (NAMSSC) in Chipata and Solwezi districts of Zambia in terms of contractor compliance and adherence to Contract Agreement.