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Kween District Graders Grounded

Most of the roads are filled with potholes within the entire district and have become impassable, especially during the rainy season.
George Bushendich showing URN one of the grounded graders in Kween District. Photo by William Cheptoek

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Three graders belonging to Kween District are grounded affecting road works.

Most of the roads are filled with potholes within the entire district and have become impassable, especially during the rainy season.

Stephen Lasto Cheromit, the LCIII Chairperson of Binyiny Town Council says that the roads are becoming a danger to road users. He also cited an incident where a midwife lost her life on the way to Kapchorwa hospital due to the poor state of the road.

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Caleb Chemaswet, a Boda boda rider says that they have recorded more than 30 accidents in the last four months of riders who fall in the potholes.

Samuel leba, a resident of Benet Sub County says they have lost over four children in the last two months after the road was washed away by heavy rains.

“There was at one point, heavy rains, that cut Ngenge bridge at night, as we were taking a 3-year-old baby to the hospital but passed on before reaching.” Leba narrated. He says, they were forced to use an alternative route which was far.

Satya Tolong, the LCI Chairperson of Chebinyiny village, says that most of the roads in the entire sub-county are in a very poor state. He wants the authorities  to call upon the district administration to take action

Mzee Arapsimba, the LCI Chairperson of Kapkoach blames the District for failing to cover up the deep gullies that have been created in the middle of the road “The problem with our district is that, they wait until the situation of these roads worsens, and they come in”. Arapsimba says.

George Bushendich, the District Engineer Kween, says that they have already put it to the attention of the government to allocate enough resources to clear the gullies and improve the drainage systems.

According to Bushendich, the district lacks machinery after the graders were grounded for six months due to a lack of funds for repairs.     He says they have requested the neighboring district to give them a road unit with the machinery as they wait to fix theirs.

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He says all the four graders have been grounded for the last six months and this has abandoned the work of road maintenance in the district which has over 90 rural roads most of them in very bad shape.

 

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