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Construction of UGX2.1 Billion Community Access Road Commissioned in Lamwo :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Construction of UGX2.1 Billion Community Access Road Commissioned in Lamwo

The Lamwo district LCV Chairperson Sisto Ocen Oyet says the area where the project is being implemented never had any road network before and the farming communities were being challenged in terms of connectivity.
Lamwo RDC Charles Ichogor in suit and his deputy Sebastian Oguti share a moment during the road launch Photo By Dan M Komakech

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Government has launched the construction of an 11.9 kilometers community access road connecting Agoro and Potika Sub Counties in Lamwo district under the Programme for Restoration of Livelihoods in Northern Uganda (PRELNOR).

The construction of community access road works worth over shillings 2.1 billion being undertaken by KWED construction Company Ltd is being funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

In his remarks at the commissioning ceremony held at Ywaya Primary School on Wednesday, the Lamwo district Chief Administrative Officer Alex Felix Majeme says the community access road will connect the two villages of Ywaya in Agoro and Oboko in Agoro and Potika Sub Counties respectively.

According to Majeme, construction of the community access road is meant to facilitate the movement of people, farming goods to markets and provision of agricultural extension services to rural communities which will in turn enhance food security, increase incomes and reduce vulnerability among the population.

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The Lamwo district LCV Chairperson Sisto Ocen Oyet says the area where the project is being implemented never had any road network before and the farming communities were being challenged in terms of connectivity.

According to Ocen, initially community members within the project area would use longer routes to travel and transport their goods covering over 20 kilometers through Madi Opei or Rudi parish in Agoro Sub County.     

Ocen says upon completion, the project will be able to help community members have access to other social services but most importantly farmers who had failed to access markets for their farm produce due to lack of roads in the vicinity. .

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The Lamwo Resident District Commissioner, Charles Ichogor who presided over the launch says the project is in line with Uganda’s vision of facilitating social economic transformation in the district and the country at large through infrastructural development. Ichogor called on community members to ensure transparency and value for money by owning the project and closely monitoring its implementation.

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Ichogor however, directed the contractor to ensure that the project is completed within the six months stipulated time frame and also warned against tendencies of misappropriation of project funds and shoddy work.  

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