Corporal James Oluka, attached to Kaithelem Police Post in Napak District died on Wednesday when he collided with a Fuso lorry registration number UAX 489B at Corner Kapel area in Napak district, along Moroto- Soroti Road.
Statistics from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Water and Environment indicate that Karamoja is still lagging at 7.6% Hand Washing practices against the National Average of 36%. The region is also struggling with low pit latrine coverage standing at 21% against 76% national average.
The LCIII Chairperson of Iriiri Sub County, Ben Peter Loburo, says residents were angered when they saw the road reduce from 30 meters wide to only 16 meters. He explains that they were told by the both the contractor and the officials from Uganda National Roads Authority, UNRA that the road would be wide enough to manage the urban setting.
Road users along Moroto-Soroti road have expressed fears as Kangole bridge threatens to give way. Kangole main bridge passes through Omaniman river, one of the longest and fast running rivers in Karamoja. The continuous wearing away of the bridge has forced some vehicles especially heavy trucks to abandon the road.