Residents of Apire parish in Aduku Sub County Kwania district have
been compelled to repair a six 6 kilometre community access road.
The road that connects residents to Aduku Saturday market and
Aduku Town Council is impassable during the rainy season. It has many potholes
and has no proper drainage system.
On Saturday, the residents mobilized themselves and decided to work
on the road using hand hoes and opened the drainage. They say several
businesses along the said road have been crippled by its deteriorated state,
made worse by torrential rains and the heavy trucks that habitually use it.
Patrick Elem, a resident of Apire A Village said that they decided
as a community to repair the road after district officials failed to intervene.
Elem said the delay to construct the road has affected the delivery of
farmers’ produce to the markets.
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Cue out: … ento okuro kwe.”//
Another resident Teddy Ayo said due to the poor state of the road
they were unable to access medical services at Apire Health Center III and
Aduku Health Center IV prompting them to repair the road themselves.
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Sam Omara Angai, the LCIII Chairperson Aduku sub-county says that
agricultural activities have been affected in the area due to the bad roads. He
says the community initiative would enable easier transportation of produce to
“The Sub County alone produces maize, beans, and rice annually on
large scale. However, these crops never make it to the market, thus a major
food basket is shutting out due to impassable roads” he said. He noted that the
Sub County is constrained financially to rehabilitate all the roads in the
Emmanuel Okello Ecun, the Chairperson Works and Technical Services at Kwania
District Local Council, says the road has been earmarked to be worked on in the
next quarter. He said that they are expecting some money and the road will be
worked on soon.