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10 Solar Street Lights Vandalised in Gulu

Morris Okello, the Gulu West Division Industrial Defense Secretary, says 8 street solar lights were vandalized on Salvatore Road and 2 on Alokulum Road.

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At least 10street solar lights in Gulu Industrial Area have been vandalized triggering attacks on women.

Morris Okello, the Gulu West Division Industrial Defense Secretary, says 8 street solar lights were vandalized on Salvatore Road and 2 on Alokulum Road. 

 

Okello explained that the vandalism of the streetlights in the area has given ground to criminal gangs to attack residents majorly, woman.

He says four women between 20 and 35 years of age have been stabbed by unknown thugs over the past two weeks on their way home.

He wants the government to install security cameras on along the streets whose lights have been vandalized to ease the tracking of criminals in the area.

  

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Jennifer Kicaber is nursing wounds she sustained in an attack on one of the roads.

She explains that about six men waylaid her around 8:30 pm a week ago on her was home and stabbed her before she was rescued by a security guard at a nearby place.

 

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Christopher Lukwiya, the Gulu City Council Electrical Engineer, says they are yet to assess the damage caused to the lights. Each light was installed at Shillings 1 million. 

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He explains that the vandalized street lights are among 303 solar lights installed under the World Bank-funded USMID Project. 

However, according to records from the City Council Engineering Department, 119 lights spread on various streets are non-functional. 

 

 

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