PUBLISHED — 15th, February 2024

The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has inaugurated an Electric Motorbike charging station at its Lubaga Division Office.

This initiative is part of KCCA's concerted efforts to advance the Smart City Agenda, in collaboration with the European Union (EU) in Uganda through the Partnership for Inclusive Urban Development (PIFUD) program.

The charging station, a pivotal investment in low-carbon energy systems delivery, underscores KCCA's commitment to reducing carbon emissions and promoting green transportation solutions.

The launch ceremony, graced by the presence of Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, symbolized a crucial milestone in Kampala's journey towards a greener and more sustainable future.

Speaking at the event, Lukwago commended the collaborative efforts of KCCA, the EU, and other stakeholders in facilitating the transition to a green economy.

He emphasized the importance of initiatives like the electric motorbike charging station in mitigating fossil fuel consumption and curbing environmental pollution in the city.

"We want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and we are grateful to Zembo for introducing electric motorcycles in the city," Lukwago remarked.

The partnership with Zembo, an e-mobility company, has been instrumental in providing affordable, state-of-the-art electric motorcycles that are locally assembled in Uganda.

With over 20 charging points established across the city and more than 300 electric motorcycles already in operation, the project signifies a significant step forward in promoting sustainable urban mobility.

Lennart Derrider, Head of Inclusive Green Economy, expressed his delight in joining Mayor Lukwago for the launch of the electric motorbike charging station in Lubaga Division.

"This initiative, set up with EU funding and in partnership with Zembo, underscores our collective commitment to fostering green mobility solutions," Derrider said.

Edson Masereka, the PIFUD project Coordinator, highlighted the importance of improving mobility and transitioning motorcycles from fossil fuel dependency to green energy alternatives.

"We aim to see the majority of boda bodas transition to electric motorcycles, thus contributing to a cleaner and healthier urban environment," Masereka affirmed.

As the project progresses, stakeholders remain optimistic about the transformative impact of sustainable transportation solutions on Kampala's urban landscape.

With continued investments and partnerships, the city is poised to lead the way in embracing green mobility and building a more resilient and environmentally conscious urban infrastructure.​

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