Francis Okello Olwa, the Lira District Communication Officer blames the delayed approval of their requisition on the Ministry of Finance and Local Government, saying the process has now taken more than two weeks.
The mayor says that they initially made a proposal to UNRA for construction of a three way road entering in Kenya and another one that connects back to Uganda for about 16Kilometers from the one stop boarder post to Busitema junction, to accomodate the trucks that do import and exports of goods as well as changing the face of Busia town to standard in terms of road networks.
Oryema says although they have in the past been told to plant crops such as chili, dig trenches and set up beehives near their crop gardens these haven’t helped. He says that when he visited Kenya in 2015, he saw the use electric fence and drones to chase roaming elephants also fail.
Zedi Male, the Vice-chairperson of the Truck Driver’s Association, insists that the attacks are not being perpetrated by rebels as the South Sudanese authorities are claiming but they are being executed by government forces. Male says that the latest attack occurred near a military barracks.