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Poor Community Access Roads Irk Kwania Residents

The access roads in sorry state include the 4.5 Kilometer road stretching from Aluka to Inomo Sub County, 5.2Kms from Aduku to Acut via Apire, which links Kwania to Apac district and the 4.8km road from Olanyo-tai to Anywar-giki village.
A pregnant women contemplating whether to cross the water or not (courtesy photo)

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Residents of four villages Apire parish Aduku Sub County Kwania district are complaining about the sorry state of access roads in their area. The affected villages are Gweri, Acut, Anywargiki and Olanyotai.  

  The access roads in sorry state include the 4.5 Kilometer road stretching from Aluka to Inomo Sub County, 5.2Kms from Aduku to Acut via Apire, which links Kwania to Apac district and the 4.8km road from Olanyo-tai to Anywar-giki village.

Moses Opio, the LCI Chairperson of Gweri village, says the area is characterised by a poor road network despite their pleas to Aduku sub county authorities. 

Opio says many women in the area are unable to access maternity health services both at Apire and Inomo HCII because of bad roads.  

//Cue in: “Mon wa dong …

 

Cue out: … pe tye akwan.”//

According to Opio, they are considering clearing the road themselves due to negligence of the leaders. 

74-year-old Katorina Achola, a widow and resident of Anywargiki village is worried that she might be reprimanded for keeping her grandchildren at home instead of sending them to school because of the bad road.  

//Cue in: “Otino naa dong…

Cue out: … abedo akwo oko.”//

Denis Okello, a resident of Acut village expressed fear that the road, which has developed many potholes will cripple development if not worked on as soon as possible.

  //Cue in: “yoo caa dong…

 

Cue out: … yoo dong pe.”//

Sammy Omara Angai, the LC III Chairperson Aduku Sub County, says the sub county operates on a limited budget due to the transition from Apac to Kwania district.

  He says plans are underway to rehabilitate major roads in the Sub County in the next financial year.  

//Cue in: “Kita district obin…  

Cue out: … I ginoro acel.”//