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.
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
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
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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
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.