Residents of Nakapelimen in Moroto Municipality are demanding the opening
of access roads in the area to ease movement.
The residents argue that the Municipal Council authorities have
for several years promised to open the four access roads in the area but since
2004, only one access road was opened.
Thomas Edila Epila and Joseph Sagal both residents of the
Nakapelimen note that during times of emergencies ambulances can’t access homes
of the patients since some areas remain inaccessible.
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Jumbe Acoko, the LC III Chairperson South Division says that some
of the access roads have been encroached on by developers. He says that the
municipal authorities should intervene and ensure that any constructions are
compliant to the physical plan.
He adds that failure to open access roads has given rise to
unplanned developments. According to Acokol the municipality has not given any
explanation for the failure to open the access roads.
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Richard Lokeris, the Nakapelimen Village Chairperson says that many residents
have constructed houses without approved plans. He appeals to the authorities
to open up the access roads to attract investments that will boost development
in the area.
However the Town Clerk, Isaiah Tumwesigye attributes the failure to open the
roads to the residents. He explains the residents asked for compensation first
from the Municipal Council before the roads are opened.