Residents of Dadamu and Angufea villages in Ayivu East Division
Arua City are bitter over the incomplete works on Ociba Bridge.
The bridge which connects Arua City to Terego, Madi Okollo and
Maracha districts broke down over two years ago. Last year 500 Million Shillings under Uganda
Road Fund was given to Arua district local government for construction of the
Works on the bridge began in May after the contract was awarded to
KG Adubango Construction Company.
However, the works stalled due to the heavy rains. The residents are angry that the bridge has been opened, posing a high risk of accidents.
Patrick Adriko, the LCI Dadamu village says users of the bridge
stand a high risk of falling into the river since there are no barriers on
the bridge. He wants the district administration Arua City authorities to
ensure the works on the bridge are fully completed.
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William Onziga Sankey the LCI Chairperson of Angufea village says
that residents in the area are dissatisfied with the incomplete works.
He further expresses frustration over the manner in which the
contractor abandoned the site and why Arua district authorities rushed to allow
usage of the bridge.
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Boniface Alioni the Secretary works insists the works on Ociba Bridge
were completed. He explains that the works were done according to the agreement
and stipulated specifications.
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According to the Memorandum
of Understanding between Arua district local government and KG Adubango Construction
Company, due to the interruptions caused by the heavy rains and COVID-19 pandemic, completion
of the bridge was extended to this month.