Pule James Okello, a resident of Aboko parish observed that the culverts installed on Aboko-Chawente road especially at Omakomac, Awuku SDS Church and dam Alolo are small and weak, a reason why they broke down one week after installation.
A group of residents
of Abongomola and Aduku Sub counties in Kwania have petitioned the Resident District
Commissioner, Salim Komakech complaining about the shoddy work on
Aboko-Chawente road and Aderolongo to Aporotuku Community Access Road.
The Aboko-Chawente 4km road rehabilitation project is being undertaken by
JIOTECH Engineering Company Limited at Shillings 51 million from the Works and
Transport Ministry under Uganda Road Fund while the 2km Aderolongo to Aporotuko
is being worked on at Shillings 14 million.
In their July 30th,
2020 petition, the petitioners led by Washington Onyum accuse JIOTECH
Engineering Company Limited of shoddy work. They also accuse the district
leadership of failing to monitor government projects leading to substandard
Pule James Okello, a resident of Aboko parish observed that the culverts
installed on Aboko-Chawente road especially at Omakomac, Awuku SDS Church and
dam Alolo are small and weak, a reason why they broke down one week after
Santa Arao, another resident says the contractor didn’t provide drainage
channels for the roads on both sides for easy movement of water. He also says the
contractor applied insufficient murrum on the road, which has made it slippery causing
Rafael Ogwal, the Akali parish male councilor says the sub county didn’t spend
even half of the money meant for the project. “The Sub County received Shillings
14 million and the council blessed it to open the Aderolongo to Aporotuko road.
The Sub Chief in connivance with Sub Chief only used 3.2 million shillings, and
failed to account for the public fund.”
Dickens Obol, a resident of Aderolongo parish, says the poor road network in
the area has paralyzed business and caused harm to community members.
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Patrick Okello Akali, another resident explains that he together with other relatives
were forced to carry a corpse on their head after the vehicle that was
transporting got stuck on the road. This he said is the most traumatizing
experience he has gone through his entire life.
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Chris Akaki, another
resident wants the sub county leadership to explain to them what happened to
the Shillings 14M that was meant for road rehabilitation works.
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However, the Abongomola Sub County LC III Chairperson, Willy Alepo
Acel descries the allegations as “political propaganda” by his rivals meant to jeopardize his political
The Abongomola Sub County Chief, Joyce Oroma called for patience from the
community, saying the said road works will be implemented this new financial
Oroma, who claimed
that she only moved to Abongomola Sub County, distanced herself from the
allegations of financial impropriety, saying the community members are free to
follow up on the matter.
Salim Komakech, the Kwania Resident District
Commissioner confirmed receiving the petition and pledged to follow it