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.
on a round cap, Dr.Eng.Odongo and Otuke district engineers inspecting a bridge in Adwari Sub county which is under construction
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.
Since 2006, government has created six districts in Lango sub region including Amolatar, Kole, Otuke, Oyam, Dokolo and Alebtong and Otuke district is the first to benefit from this initiative by the government.
Eng. Dr. Micheal Moses Odongo, the Executive Director Uganda Road Fund, says government has also secured funding to upgrade roads within towns of all the newly created districts in the country. He however declined to disclose the exact amount. Dr.Odongo says the 400 million shillings sent to Otuke district shall be used to tarmac at least a kilometre of road within Otuke town council.
Martin Kiplangat, Otuke Chief Administrative Officer, confirmed receiving the money. He says soon the procurement process shall begin.
Benson Ogwang Ogoo, the district Local Council chairperson, could not hide his excitement saying with better roads in the area, residents can get access to better markets.
Bosco Odongo, a local resident of Otuke town council asked government to expand the coverage of tarmac roads in the area.
Robert Abak, the resident district commissioner, says once roads are properly made it will provide huge opportunity for the transformation of the local people. Otuke district has over 400km of roads directly managed by the districts and 468km of community roads. But most of these roads have remained in pathetic state.