Edward Eyak Odongo, the Kwania District Engineer says that the roads to be rehabilitated include; 21 kilometre Atar trading center to Bala Boarder that connects Kwania to Kole district, Onywal-onote to Teogali, Abwong to Lira boarder, Nambieso to Agwata boarder that connects Kwania to Dokolo and Aboko to Chawente community access roads.
Kwania district local government has received Uganda shillings 492
million to repair community access roads within the district. The money from the Ministry of Works and Transport under the Uganda Road Fund (URF) is for the financial year 2020/21.
The poor state of roads in the district have
reportedly stimulated public discontent
because the roads have become impassable to cyclists and motorists as a result
of gaping potholes compounded by destructive torrential rains.
Eyak Odongo, the Kwania District Engineer says the roads to
be repaired include; 21
kilometre Atar trading center to Bala Boarder that connects Kwania to Kole
district, Onywal-onote to Teogali, Abwong to Lira boarder, Nambieso to Agwata
boarder that connects Kwania to Dokolo and Aboko to Chawente community access
According to Eng. Eyak, the procurement process for the project is already complete. He says
under the same project, the district will open an alternative road from Imeny
to Arweny Community access road since the main road from Corner Arido to Alido
trading center has been cut off by floods.
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He however with the district lacking road
equipment, the 492 million shillings the they receive quarterly for routine
road maintenance is still inadequate to repair the entire 1085.95 kilometres roads in the
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Bazil Okello Onac, the Kwania Interim LCV Chairman says,
the district which was carved out of Apac in 2017 and became operational on
July 1, 2018, is grappling with funding shortfalls hence stifling most
infrastructural development programs.
Jaspher Opio, Semmy Olobo, and Sylvia Owiny, all residents of Kwania district
are delighted that a project to repair the roads is soon starting. They were facing
difficulties in accessing health services due to the many potholes.
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Geoffrey Eling Owera, the District Secretary for
Works and Technical Services says that they will closely monitoring work on the
roads to ensure durability and value for money as the roads connect Kwania
community to major health centers and commodity markets in neighboring
Eling called upon the community to safe guard the
roads against activities like pulling ox-plough and grazing animals along the
road. He believes the road repairs will improve the livelihoods of
farmers, link agricultural areas and boost the growth of inland trading