Residents of Amilobo Village, Lamogi Sub County, Amuru District
are constructing a 5.5km community access road that links them to Lamogi Sub
The 130 Million Shillings road is being funded through the Northern
Uganda Social Action - NUSAF III programme under the Office of the Prime
400 casual workers, who are residents in the area were employed to undertake construction works. They carry
out bush clearing, paving water runways and leveling among others. The district provides residents with technical support.
Each of the workers is paid 5,500 Shillings daily which is payable
after every ten days from onset of the work.
Christine Aciro, a resident says that the money they are
generating from the project is helping vulnerable families make ends meet and
provide food and other essential necessitates.
However, she is sceptical about the sustainability and impact of the road
construction due to lack of a bridge along Atyabar River which can connect them
to produce markets in Gulu and Elegu Town Council.
According to Aciro, they are currently using temporally logs, but some were washed away by the heavy rains paralyzing movements of people and goods.
Denis Okello, a resident says they are grappling with the
inadequate tools for work, mostly spades which is slowing the pace of work. He
says some people are now forced to use their bare hands to desilt soil to
create water runways.
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Geoffrey Opoka, the Lead Local Artisan supervisor, says the budget
allocated to buy tools is very minimal, a reason why few tools, especially
spades were acquired.
Michael Lakony, the Amuru LCV Chairperson Amuru district says he will meet his counterpart of Gulu District and plan on
constructing a bridge so that accessibility between the two
districts is eased.
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Amuru district has been struggling to open and rehabilitate its roads which are
in a poor state, due to lack of finance from the Central Government. Some of
the roads in poor states include Amuru town- Omer road, Bana to Lajalula among