According to Nakazzi, prior to its elevation to a municipality, Nansana used to receive Shillings 1 billion from the Uganda Road Fund. She said the money was increased to Shillings 1.5 billion when Nansana was elevated to a municipality, which says is too little since they have to share it with the four divisions.
On Wednesday, the committee invited the finance officials to appear on Thursday after Uganda Road Fund Executive Director, Eng. Michael Odongo tabled documents to back his claim that the ministry of finance is trying to hijack the mandate of the Fund.
The policy, adopted in 2012 requires local governments to use their own personnel and equipment to maintain District, Urban and Community Access Roads in their respective areas using locally generated revenue and funding from Uganda Road Fund.
Benjamin Makanga, the Nakaseke District Works and Technical Service Secretary, says each Sub County and town council in the district received between Shillings 6-16 million from Uganda Road Fund for road maintenance in the 2017/2018 financial year.
Emmanuel Ebong Opeto, the Ojwina Division LCIII chairperson blames the top leadership of Lira Municipality for mismanaging over 100 million Shillings meant for upgrading this particular road in the 2014/2015 financial year.
In the 2014/2015 financial year, the district budgeted for 500million shillings for rehabilitation of rural feeder roads and bridges in different parts of the district. However the district will not receive the funds, which will hinder the rehabilitation of several roads and affect service delivery.
The government has secured a total of over 400 million shillings to tarmac roads in Otuke district. This is the first time government is moving to tarmac roads in in the area since July 2009 when Otuke was curved out of Lira district.