LUSU INFRASTRUCTURE DEPARTMENT

Let Us Save Uganda (LUSU) strives to provide rural villages with affordable and environmentally sound technologies that meet their needs for electricity, sanitation and clean water. Through a combination of business incubation, education, training and outreach, LUSU helps individuals and communities gain access to technology that will improve their lives.

Our model provides a novel approach to sustainable development by empowering people with the physical tools and practical knowledge to solve infrastructure problems in their own communities.

LUSU emphasizes good quality infrastructure as a key ingredient for sustainable development. All countries in general and Uganda in particular need efficient transport, sanitation, energy and communications systems if they are to prosper and provide a decent standard of living for their populations. Unfortunately, many developing countries including Uganda possess poor infrastructure, which hampers their growth and ability to trade in the global economy that LUSU is found as a potential engine to alleviate given its array of multi-disciplinary experts and approaches.

LUSU Department of Infrastructure Development is making infrastructure decisions and implementation strategies that make sense for today's and tomorrow's generations. The concept embraces using cost/benefit analysis as part of every decision, using life cycle costing, managing the use of existing resources, making appropriate financing decisions, making intelligent product selection, embracing the use of technology and new products, supporting infrastructure technology research and application, and creating opportunities from our investments.

Our vision to this department is to advocate for implementation of environmentally sound and economic sustainable infrastructure in Uganda governed the following ingredients:

a) Efficient Use of Resources, Cost/benefit analyses, Water conservation programs, sharing facilities and utilizing regional services;

b) Systematic decision making and long term planning, management system, policy-based approach and existing infrastructure maintenance versus new infrastructure development;

c) Proper infrastructure maintenance, preventative maintenance, rehabilitation to extend design file, standardized criteria and materials;

d) New technology and scientific innovation develop products which extend design life of structures, Develop and promote environmentally safe products;

e) Shared responsibility and accountability, user fees, public-private partnerships privatization; stewardship, manage infrastructure development needs in a safe, environmentally sound, and economically sustainable manner;

f) Balance between today's decisions regarding stabilizing/reducing infrastructure deficit and tomorrow's impact on economic growth and quality of life; environmental management, demonstrate due diligence;

g) Improve environmental, performance, safe and sound environmental practices;

h) Increase environmental awareness and voluntary accreditation, Pollution Prevention;

i) Encourage and promote the development and use of substitutes for scarce resources where they are both environmentally, sound and economically viable;

j) Understanding and respect of nature and equitable management of infrastructure investment benefits;

k) Deal with the most urgent infrastructure issues in a consistent and thoughtful manner;