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Arua District To Open Six Roads

Arua residents have accused the district leaders of giving construction contracts to companies that only aim at maximizing profits.
Arua residents have accused the district leaders of giving construction contracts to companies that only aim at maximizing profits.

 

This comes as the district plans to open up six new roads this financial year. The district has put aside over 2.7 billion shillings for the construction work.

 

But residents are not happy with the way contracts are given out, claiming that many of the contractors get money but and do shoddy work.

 

Filda Asibazuyo, one of the concerned residents says this time the district needs to set aside a committee to monitor the progress of all these new roads because many times there is no value for money for roads opened by the district. According to her, this will help to avoid embezzlement of the funds by the technical officers and contractors, who always connive together.

 

Asibazuyo says if well monitored, the new roads will improve on transport network in hard to reach villages and also boost business. She notes that more trading centers will open along the places where the new roads are to be opened.

 

Boyi Yafeti, another resident accuses the district local government of always by-passing natives when awarding road tenders. To him, local companies work with the interest of the people at heart.

 

But the district engineer, Lawrence Pariyo allayed fears of the residents that the roads would not be opened to the standards wanted because of corruption. He asked residents to report contractors who do shoddy work.

 

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