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Amuriat Promises to Fix Impassible Feeder Roads in Acholi

According to Amuriat, for past 10 days of the campaign trail, his entourage has suffered and severally gotten stuck in the mud due to the appalling state of roads in the countryside due to poor maintenance by the ruling National Resistance Movement government compounded by heavy rains.
19 Nov 2020 20:04
Some of the road users struggling to get past mud along Patiko feeder road in Gulu District

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Patrick Oboi Amuriat, the Forum for Democratic Change – FDC party presidential candidate has promised to fix bad feeder roads in Acholi sub-region once elected President. 

Some of the presidential candidates who include Joseph Kabuleta; John Katumba have skipped their campaign schedules in Kitgum, Lamwo, Agago, Pader, Nwoya and Amuru Districts due to impassible roads.

Amuriat who has been in the region since Monday to canvass for votes revealed that the roads in the region are appalling. He cited the Kitgum – Padibe - Lokung roads, Kitgum – Omiya Anyima-Namukora roads and Pader – Lira roads that are almost impossible.

According to Amuriat, for past 10 days of the campaign trail, his entourage has suffered and severally gotten stuck in the mud due to the appalling state of roads in the countryside due to poor maintenance by the ruling National Resistance Movement government compounded by heavy rains.

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Amuriat says the FDC manifesto has a comprehensive plan to address inaccessible roads in the region to boost agriculture production, enhance access to commercial markets and improve access to social services.

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Amuriat was also shocked at the state of bad roads in Omoro where he campaigned on Wednesday. The FDC candidate was also on Thursday appalled by bad roads as he traversed Nwoya and Amuru Districts to canvass for votes to back his presidential bid.

Morris Odong, a concerned resident lauded Amuriat for his vision to improve road networks in post-war Acholi sub-region because it is one of the factors stifling rapid economic recovery for the rural communities.

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Walter Akena, another concerned citizen observed that bad roads in the region are threatening Presidential campaigns because the candidates won’t be able to traverse all the 146 districts across the country.

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Amuriat successfully addressed FDC supporters in Alero trading centre; and Anaka Town Council in Nwoya before heading to neighbouring Amuru District where he also addressed supporters by the roadside in Parabongo, Pabbo and Atiak trading centres.

He pledged that once FDC is voted to power in the 2021 general polls, his government will pay each Ugandan household a monthly stipend of 100,000 shillings. He also promised to compensate families whose properties during the two-decade-long LRA insurgency.