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Moroto Municipality Residents Want Access Roads Opened

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.
Jumbe Acoko gestures where access road passed in 2004, it has since become a dumping groud

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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.

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