In the aftermath, the learners were all sent home and ordered to return after a week, accompanied by their parents. Now the school administration has announced that after costing the damaged properties, they concluded that each learner should pay a sum of 50,000 Shillings to cater for the cost of repairs and replacements.
Charles Ociti, the UPAPA Managing Director believes that most drivers and riders are not qualified to be on the road but they are there for survival and as a result, they end up causing or getting involved in accidents.
Christine Ayo, a literature teacher at Comboni College, says that she last received a salary in January 2022 and ever since then, life has not been easy. She says that she has been struggling to support her family and transport herself to her workstation, which is 6kms away.
Tony Atim, the chairperson Akwoyo Youth Catering Services and Events Management which received Shillings 10.4 million, says the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted their business forcing them to stop recovering the funds.
The money will also be used to maintain Obangakene, Noteber, Aber, Olwol 0.534, Uhuru and Boundary roads. Part of the funds will also cater for the completion of the Coronation Park and construction of one children's park at Adyel Division in Lira City West Division, with construction works to be undertaken by Al-Nuiami Group, Abubaker Technical Service, and Segamu 14 Consults Ltd.