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Arua Residents Want Health, Road Sectors Prioritized in City Budget

According to some residents, they want the authorities to prioritize the health sector to manage the Covid19 strain and other diseases. They also want new roads constructed and the roads in a poor state rehabilitated.
Arua City Office for the Town Clerk.

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Residents of Arua City have demanded more allocation of funds to the health and road sector.

The residents have also demanded improvement in the management of garbage especially in the central division.

Arua City Council earmarked 43 Billion Shillings to operationalize the City activities as opposed to 28 Billion Shillings allocated by the Ministry of Finance to the City.

According to some residents, they want the authorities to prioritize the health sector to manage the Covid19 strain and other diseases. They also want new roads constructed and the roads in a poor state rehabilitated.

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Caesar Draecabo the President of Arua City Development Forum-ACDF said though he agrees with the demands of the residents, the forum will only pronounce their position on the key priority areas in a meeting to be convened before the end of June.   He adds that their decision on the City priorities will be determined after they had had full access to the approved budget document.

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The City Development Forum is a platform of stakeholders who act as a link between the leadership and the community in an urban council. It is also charged with overseeing public projects being implemented as well as debating priority action plans in cities.

Daniel Christopher Kawesi, the City Clerk Arua, says that the roads in the city will be given priority followed by the construction of new city markets along the borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC.

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Sam Nyakua the Mayor of Arua City says all the sectors in the City can be equally developed if the leaders desist from corrupt tendencies and ensure value for money. 

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Arua City has an estimated area of over 410 kilometres in Central Division and Ayivu Division.

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