Christo Omara Balmoi, the Gulu City Engineer told URN in an interview that the City Council had earmarked 50 million to repair some of those broken solar street lights under the Uganda Road Fund in this financial year but that the delay in the release of the second quarter funding has frustrated their move since they had planned to start work mid last month.
Christo Omara Balmoi, the Gulu City Engineer says that many urban roads in the City require maintenance, but they are unable to do much since Uganda Road Fund only allocated 1.299 billion shillings for road maintenance this financial year.
Before the commencement of road works, Soroti City authorities issued notices to all the affected persons to leave but they didn’t heed to the warnings. Some of the affected residents even attempted to fight City officials and the Police who went to the sites on Monday.
Some of the roads that have remained in a poor state include Aboke to Ogur border in Lira district about 20km, Alito trading centre to Ngetta border in Lira district and Aboke to Otwal border in Oyam district.
The affected roads are under the district mandate to ensure routing maintenance with funding from the Uganda Roads Fund but have remained narrow, some bridges collapsed, blocked drainage channels and bushy.