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Bad Roads Cut Off Nwoya and Amuru Districts

Richard Ojok, the LCI Chairperson of Lukai village, Bar Jere Parish in Lungulu Sub County says the conditions of the roads worsened immediately after the rains started raining heavily. He says the district authorities had not rehabilitated the roads.

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Poor road conditions have cut off more than 10,000 residents in Nwoya and Amuru districts.

The affected residents are from Lungulu Sub County, Anaka Town council and Alero. The roads which connect the community members of the two-district including the Anaka-Lungulu to Amuru Town council, Alero-Latek-odong to Amuru and Alero-Kinene-Wii Acwa to Amuru town council via Lungulu have deep potholes, broken culverts which have rendered the roads impassable especially for vehicles.

Richard Ojok, the LCI Chairperson of Lukai village, Bar Jere Parish in Lungulu Sub County says the conditions of the roads worsened immediately after the rains started raining heavily. He says the district authorities had not rehabilitated the roads.

According to Ojok, so far 6 people have gotten involved in road accidents along the Anaka-Lungulu to Amuru road in the past two weeks. He says most people have resorted to using motorcycles since vehicles can`t easily move or risk getting stuck along the way.

Susan Lagen, a resident of Lukai trading centre says the business has become very difficult since all the transporters have hiked their fares between Anaka and Lungulu and Amuru and Lungulu. She says Boda Boda fares from Anaka to Lungulu which used to range between 7000 to 12,000 Shillings have now risen to between 15,000 to 20,000 Shillings likewise from Amuru town council to Lungulu.

Denis Atube, the LCIII chairperson Lungulu Sub County says he has on several occasions complained to the district engineer and roads committee members to have the roads rehabilitated but in vain. He says most times he reaches the districts, he`s told the grader is either under repair or working on other roads.

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Geoffrey Axuma, the District Information Officer says there was a delay in procurement of fuel among others which is why many of the roads in the district have not been rehabilitated. He says the roads have been planned for rehabilitation and maintenance which shall be done before the end of this financial year. 

Several roads in the Acholi Sub-region were left in a sorry state following last year`s torrential rains that were experienced. Some of the districts including Amuru and Omoro recently started rehabilitating their roads which were badly affected.

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